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Q and A ... Gillian McClure

Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?

A: I never thought about being an adult or one day  having a career so there was nothing I wanted to be. A bit short-sighted really.

 

Q: What are you afraid of?

A: Snakes and spiders –deadly or not

 

Q: What’s your favourite colour?

A: Cerulean blue

 

Q: What is your favourite possession?

A: My garden

 

Q: How long have you been a writer?

A: Since I was a child but professionally since my first book was published in 1974

 

Q: Do you write /draw by hand or on the computer?

A: I write and draw by hand

 

Q: Which of your characters do you most identify with?

A: Zoe in Zoe’s Boat

 

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

A: They come from somewhere mysterious – if  only I knew where – I’d go there more often and have more great ideas

 

Q: What sort of books do you write?

A: I write and illustrate picture books

 

Q: Which writers/illustrators would you have on your dream team and why?

A:Raold Dahl and Julia Donaldson!Best sellers of course!

 

Q: I loved writing this bit....

A: The twist on the final page of Tom Finger Published by Bloomsbury:

 

But Tom Finger had gone. In a blinking he’d gone. Not even his footprints were left in the snow.

 

 

 

 

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