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Q and A ... Paul Bryers

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

A: An officer in the Royal Navy

 

Q: What are you afraid of?

A: The sea

 

Q: What’s your favourite colour?

A: Red

 

Q: What is your favourite possession?

A: My hair

 

Q: How long have you been a writer?

A: Since I was eight - a published writer since I was 28

 

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

A: Both – I tend to write a draft by hand, often in a restaurant or wine bar or on the move, in a train or plane, and then polish it up on computer – maybe 1000-2000 words at a time.

 

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

A: Kobal the villain

 

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

A: Fairy tales

 

Q: What sort of books do you write?

A: The Mysteries of the Septagram – a kind of sci-fi/fantasy/thriller series for young people aged 10-13

 

The Nathan Peake series of historical naval adventures (by Seth Hunter)

 

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

A: Writer - William Shakespeare. Illustrator - William Blake because they’re both dead and wouldn’t argue

 

Q: I loved writing this bit....

A: How life began, why it went all pear-shaped and what keeps planes in the air

 

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