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Tuesday 24 January 2017

12 Curly Questions with author Belinda Bow

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you. 
I am part introvert. I like my own company and just being.

2. What is your nickname? 

3. What is your greatest fear? 
Leaving this world without making it a better place than when I started.

4. Describe your writing style in 10 words. 
Thoughtful writing that holds underlying messages for the readers.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer. 
Loving, thoughtful, inclusive, gentle, meaningful.

6. What book character would you be, and why? 
Charlie Bucket, because who doesn’t want to own a chocolate factory. But then again, I love Veruca Salt because she totally rocks her space!

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why? 
I’m not concerned with the year, but I would love to take my kids back to spend some time with my Nan and Pop. Just an afternoon in their sunroom, laughing, chatting and enjoying each other's company.

8. What would your 10-year-old self say to you now? 
Just be who you really want to be.

9. Who is your greatest influence? 
My grandmother, who gave me complete and unconditional acceptance.

10. What/who made you start writing? 
When I become a mum, my book revealed itself. I literally felt it before it came to fruition. I wanted children to understand that just because their mums are busy at home, go to work or have work, it doesn’t mean they are any less important. The book is also a great reminder for mums that we are all doing the best we can.

11. What is your favourite word and why? 
Epic. It encompasses so much about life and love in one simple little word.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
The Tea Rose, by Jennifer Donnelly.

Belinda Bow is a devoted wife and mother, a marketing industry veteran and the founder of Green Chilli Marketing, Australia’s first marketing business-in-a-box franchise. Belinda is an ambassador for 3 Angels Nepal, and is a Certified Practising Marketer and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. See belindabow.com.