When our class went to the Byron
Writers' Festival we had the opportunity to ask the well known Australian
author Jackie French a few questions...
Jackie, what inspires
you to write books for children?
responses to books are so genuine. They either love it or hate it and
How did you approach writing
the novel 'Cafe on Callisto'?
Actually, the inspiration
comes from where I live. Everyone there grows their own food and tries
to give it away when it all ripens.
Sort of like the people
In your career so far,
what book that you have written has given you the most satisfaction.
the Boundaries' because I used to live on a farm and we always used
to walk the boundaries.
Jackie, on your website
what did you mean by,
' ...the worst part of being a writer is that people give me spoons.'?
when I speak at places people used to think a beautiful set of spoons
in a box would be a great gift for me.
But there are only so
many spoons one can use... and they were the type of spoons that would
break when you stir a cup of tea.
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