It’s time for the next King’s CROWNing Authors (Cajoling Random Observations Now) interview. Please welcome, Louisa Reid.
1. If you could have been the fifth Beatle would you?
Oh yes. Anything to get near John Lennon and to sing those amazing songs. I expect I would have been deeply unpopular with an army of enraged fans though.
2. What’s your best bookish talent?
I’m quite good at quoting chunks of poetry, although I’ve stopped doing that quite so much these days; as a party trick it tends to clear the room.
3. OK, come on fess up – where is the secret door to bookish success?
Not hidden in the back of my wardrobe that’s for sure. Maybe it’s a portal somewhere on twitter. Find the right # and you’re through.
4. Hats or hatless?
Hatless. I love a hat in theory, but put one on and it’s like you’ve got an extra limb. For a clumsy person like me, that’s not good. I have enough trouble dealing with my arms and legs, never mind an appendage on my head. But I’m going to wear my hat today, just to check.
5. Describe your ideal hat using only adverbs.
An always madly joyously wildly sensibly almost hat. Does that make sense? No.
6. ‘Hands, shoulders, knees, and toes…’ What does this mean to you?
Children’s parties, hours upon hours of singing in the car, Brownies, oh…just childhood. My own. My children’s.
7. Do you want to start a bookish revolution?
Yes. Let’s overthrow the government and be ruled by books! Imagine the Houses of Parliament, or the White House, or any seat of government, populated by rows and rows of books, waiting in those green seats where the usual suspects slump. What a better world it would be. And don’t say they can’t talk. They can.
8. Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter. Down with the Face.
9. Please use your book titles to make a sentence.
Black like heart; love blue lies.
10. Please ask me a question
If you could be one fictional character, who would it be?
George, from The Famous Five.
About Louisa Reid
I live near Cambridge with my husband and children. I write when I’m not teaching and doing all the other stuff that needs to be done. I’ve just finished the first draft of the second book I’m contracted to write for Penguin and am looking forward to doing some serious editing. I go to sleep thinking about books and wake up thinking about them. The whole process of book production is brilliant fun and I know how lucky am I to finally have the job of my dreams.
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