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Tuesday 23 January 2018

12 Curly Questions with author Lisa Limbrick

1. Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I like popping bubble wrap.

2. What is your nickname? 
My sister-in-law and I call each other Bauble. For the past 20 years we’ve had a standing joke about just hanging around and looking pretty!

3. What is your greatest fear?
A cruise. Didn’t you ever see Titanic?

4. Describe your writing style in 10 words. 
Fun and quirky, with unexpected laugh-out-loud moments.

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Passionate, creative, unique, imaginative, oddball.

6. What book character would you be, and why? 
I’d love to be Mary Lennox, from The Secret Garden. Imagine growing a beautiful secret garden and living in a house with more than 100 rooms!

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why? 
I’d travel back to 1813 and talk to Jane Austen. I’d love to meet her inspiration for Mr Darcy.

8. What would your 10-year-old self say to you now? 
I can’t believe you earned a PhD. I didn’t think you were that smart!

9. Who is your greatest influence? 
Jane Austen.

10. What/who made you start writing? 
My kids. I wanted to write some fun books for them. And it was a great way to pass the time as we drove across the Nullarbor.

11. What is your favourite word and why? 
Phenomenon. Partly because of its meaning, but mostly because I can’t pronounce it.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pride and Prejudice. I’m nothing if not consistent.

Lisa Limbrick lives in NSW with her husband and two children. She enjoys many extreme sports, such as knitting and gardening. She has always loved writing, especially stories that are full of humour, oddities and everything in between. Lisa also has a PhD in education. For more information on Lisa's books, see www.wombatbooks.com.au.