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Author Study - Student Project Notes
Never Trust an Author - An Article for Young Writers
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Middle Name: Jane
Hobbies: reading, running and swimming at the beach
Other Hobbies: walking in the bush and dancing for fun
Loves: family, friends and starry night skies
Other loves: warm days, hot days, reading and writing
Favourite Foods: pizza, pasta and chocolate
Other Favourite Foods: broccoli, olives and feta cheese
Favourite Drinks: orange juice and black tea
Other Favourite Drinks: hot chocolate and soda water
Favourite Words: effervescent, jaunty and disenchanted
Other Favourite Words: festive and barnacle
Favourite Smells: the ocean, hot cakes and eucalyptus
Favourite Noises: crashing waves and rain on the roof
Favourite Joke: What did one apple say to the other apple? Nothing. Apples can’t talk.
Favourite Picture Books: Alexander’s Outing by Pamela Allen, Amy and Louis by Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood and The Princess and the Panther by Wendy Orr & Lauren Stringer. (As well as trillions more. It’s too hard to choose!)
Why did you decide to become an author?
I never planned to become an author but I have always enjoyed reading and writing. When I was at school I wanted to be a teacher so that’s what I did first. While I was working as a teacher I wrote Big Rain Coming. I wrote it about the things I saw every day around me. All of the people in the story are real. After the story was written I decided to send it away to some publishers. I was very lucky to have my first story published and have kept writing for children since then.
Is it fun being an author?
I think so. I think being an author is the best job in the world but that’s because I love writing. If I really loved driving trucks I’d probably prefer to be a truck driver. When I was little I wanted to be a vet.