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Tuesday 9 August 2016

12 Curly Questions with Steven Herrick

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you. 
If I told you then it wouldn’t be a secret.

2. What is your nickname?
I don’t have one, but in primary school I was called ‘Hairy-legs!’

3. What is your greatest fear?
Something bad happening to my children. And snakes!

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Simple, clear, concise.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Dedicated, committed, happy, relaxed, relevant.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
I used to read soccer books when I was young. I always wanted to be the hero who scored the winning goal in the last minute of the Grand Final.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why? 
To a time when my Mum and Dad were alive.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now? 
Ride your bike, read books and play soccer (which, come to think of it, is what I did as a ten-year-old!)

9. Who is your greatest influence?  
My wife and two sons.

10. What/who made you start writing?
Nobody made me start writing. I just liked reading books so I thought I’d give it a go.

11. What is your favourite word and why? 
Yes. (because it’s positive)

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.

Steven Herrick is an award-winning Australian author and poet. His work includes the verse novels Love, Ghosts and Nose Hair, Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend, and The Simple Gift. His latest novel, Another Night in Mullet Town, is published by UQP. Visit Steven's website for more information about his books and author events.