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Saturday, 11 April 2015

12 Curly Questions with author James O'Loghlin

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
When I was young I had an imaginary friend called Measles, but now we’ve lost touch.

2. What is your nickname?
James O

3. What is your greatest fear?
Being pushed off a tower and falling into a pit full of rotten cucumbers, spiders and bricks

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Fast-moving, funny adventure stories with many twists and turns

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Determined, imaginative, funny, unboring, intricate.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Asterix’s friend Obelix– super-strong, mellow, loyal, content

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why? 
2060 – Will things be mainly the same and just a little bit different, or will everything be hugely different?

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now? 
‘Can you get me some more milo, please?’

9. Who is your greatest influence?
My children

10. What/who made you start writing?
Me! I had a big desire to do it and knew that if I didn’t, I’d regret it.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
‘Why?’ Curiosity is awesome!

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Jericho Mosaic by Edward Whitteemore

James O'Loghlin is a well-known and respected Australian corporate speaker and comedian, media personality and author. His books for younger audiences include the junior/middle fiction novels The Adventures of Sir Roderick, the Not-Very Brave and the recently released Daily Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone, both published by Pan MacMillan. Visit James' website for more information about his books and other projects.

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