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Tuesday 8 December 2020

12 Curly Questions with author Sharon Davey

1.Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I once dressed up as a clown for a week (for charity).

2. What is your nickname?
My family are very big on calling people things other than their name. My favourites are pickle, sunshine, blueberry and duckling.

3. What is your greatest fear?

Ladders. I really don’t like being up high on something wobbly.

4. Describe your writing style in 10 words.

Big characters, small sentences. Always leave people wanting more…

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Lively, jolly, inquisitive, creative, tenacious.

6. What book character would you be, and why?
That’s a tough question. I sometimes think the Mad Hatter for all thing crazy things I make and do.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
2120, because I am super nosey, and I want to know how it all works out.

8. What would your 10-year-old self say to you now?
Can you do a cartwheel yet? (No, no I can’t)

9. Who is your greatest influence?
Quentin Blake. I love him. The freedom and expression in his work wriggles off the page and I admire him so much.

10. What/who made you start writing?
My mum is a master storyteller. Even if she’s simply telling me about a trip to the post office there will be drama and tension, funny characters and a brilliant ending. I listened to so many stories before I started writing my own.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
Discombobulate. Which means to be confused. I am discombobulated most of the time.

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. It’s such a gorgeous story. Full of quotable positivity.

Sharon Davey is a children’s illustrator based in Surrey, England. She loves to draw grumpy kids and collecting plastic dinosaurs. Sharon has worked for a variety of clients, including David Fickling Books, Oxford University Press and Bloomsbury. Bears Don’t Wear Shoes is Sharon’s first ever author/illustrated book. For more information, see www.sharondaveyillustration.com.