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Saturday 30 May 2015

12 Curly Questions with author Trinity Doyle

Photo credit: Farrah Allen
1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I used to cheat on personality quizzes so I’d be the person and get the job I wanted.

2. What is your nickname?
Trin, Trinny, Trinno, Trinja, Trin in the Wind, Trinyada, Trinion…take any word and put a ‘Trin’ on it!

3. What is your greatest fear?
Small spaces, big spaces, crowds, escalators, spiders, heights…that I’m not really a writer.

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Gathering up emotion and dumping it all on the page.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Lyrical, ambitious, open, determined, funny.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
I’d be Josephine Alibrandi because we both have curly hair and lots of feelings about Jacob Coote.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
Can I pick an era? If not I’ll just travel to 1989 and ditch the machine. The music. That whole early to mid nineties was such an exciting and ground breaking time. And man I’d love to see Nirvana or Indian Summer. Also young Trin did not embrace grunge like she should have.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now? 
You beat the clown hair! Now go away, I’m reading.

9. Who is your greatest influence?
In life: my mum; in writing: Live Journal

10. What/who made you start writing?
When I was little I wrote because I loved reading and when I was older I wrote because all the big feelings were very loud. There was a long period where I wrote nothing. Then I had an intense few weeks of bingeing Twilight books and watching My So-Called Life and finding all that addictive obsessiveness again, but with the added bonus of a little distance. Not long after that I was writing a novel.

11. What is your favourite word and why? 
At the moment, bones or anything skeletal. I like how it feels strong but vulnerable at the same time. It’s very raw. Raw is another favourite word.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This is so hard. Wow. I feel like I might regret whatever I say. If a series counted as one I’d pick The Raven Cycle or The Lumatere Chronicles. I could just live in those worlds forever. Maybe The Bell Jar because I’m never done thinking about it. But that would get depressing. Probably something Marchetta. I do not know. The curly q’s have beaten me.

Trinity Doyle is an Australian author of young adult fiction living in Newcastle, NSW. Her debut novel, Pieces of Sky, is published by Allen & Unwin. Visit Trinity's website for more information about her writing and author events.

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