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Tuesday 12 April 2016

12 Curly Questions with Inga Simpson

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
When I was a teenager I earned money as a calligrapher.

2. What is your nickname?
The only nickname I ever carried for long was “Feisty” – courtesy of a government workplace.

3 .What is your greatest fear?

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Spare, grounded in nature, populated by trees, birds, and (I hope) – heart.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Dedicated, strong sense of place.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Perrin – from Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. He is part-wolf.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
2008 – to prevent myself making a terrible financial decision.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
“You can so be a writer.”

9. Who is your greatest influence?
Gillian Mears/Rick Bass

10. What/who made you start writing?
Wanting to create worlds and characters like the ones I loved reading.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
Published – which feels much better than its antonym.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Lord of the Rings

Inga Simpson is an Australian writer who has published academic and non-fiction articles, short stories, and novels. She is the author of Nest and Mr Wigg and her latest young adult novel, Where the Trees Were, is published by Hachette. Visit Inga's website and Facebook page for more information about her writing and author events.

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