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12 Curly Questions with author Dianne Wolfer

1. Inform us one thing hardly anybody is aware of about you.
After leaving school I lived in a distant a part of western Nepal for nearly a 12 months, tutoring kids. Residence was a mud-brick room on somebody’s roof subsequent to a discipline. No electrical energy or working water and I hiked for an hour up a mountain to show a few of my college students. There was time and house for creativity. It’s the place I started shaping concepts into tales and my first publication was an article known as ‘Consuming out in Kathmandu’, in Let’s Journey journal. One dish was buffalo moussaka.

2. What’s your nickname? 

My household name me Didee and my husband calls me Meg after a phascogale in a narrative I wrote. He believes we share related qualities (braveness, not the tail).

three. What’s your best concern?

I’m dismayed by the persevering with rise of indignant leaders who play on individuals’s fears moderately than lead by inspiration, encouragement and optimistic instance. I’m additionally not a fan of huge, furry spiders.

four. Describe your writing fashion in 10 phrases. 

Historic, private, anthropomorphic, passionate, delicate, compassionate, multi-layered, totally researched, uplifting.

5. Inform us 5 optimistic phrases that describe you as a author.

Hardworking, quirky, genre-hopping, heartfelt and enjoyable.

6. What ebook character would you be, and why? 

It could be an animal. Both Reepicheep, the swashbuckling mouse from Narnia (The Voyage of the Daybreak Treader), or Iorek Byrnison, the courageous and selfless armoured bear (Northern Lights). I love each characters for his or her power of character and for being true to their convictions. They’re loyal and true buddies and I’d be honoured to be both of them.

7. In case you may time journey, what 12 months would you go to and why? 

It’s an odd reply however after years of researching WWI within the small English village of Harefield, I’d be curious to return and see elements of my story in real-life time. I’d love to satisfy the nurses and villagers whose tales I’ve explored and to look at Jimmy, the wallaby mascot, hopping by way of the village. It could even be attention-grabbing to cheer at a 1914 suffragette rally and to grab the hampers off ladies giving out white feathers.

eight. What would your 10-year-old self say to you now? 

My 10-year-old self lived in Bangkok, went to a global faculty and liked using a dragster alongside our slim soi to go to the market. I’d inform her to proceed embracing completely different cultures and methods of doing issues. Be courageous, optimistic and open-minded. Regardless of the challenges forward, life is fantastic.

9. Who’s your best affect? 

My conscience.

10. What/who made you begin writing? 

I can’t not write. I’m endlessly jotting concepts on scraps of paper.

11. What’s your favorite phrase and why? 

Anthropomorphism, as a result of I spent 5 years researching animal characters for my PhD. And it’s additionally a enjoyable phrase to say.

12. In case you may solely learn one ebook for the remainder of your life, what wouldn’t it be?

Oh, that’s such a tough query to reply, but when I’ve to, then maybe a haiku anthology of traditional Japanese poets like Bashō, Issa and Shiki. 
Dianne is a bookworm who lives on WA’s south-west coast and is the writer of 17 books. She loves historic fiction and tales with animal characters. Dianne’s books have received many awards and been tailored for stage and road theatre. Within the Lamplight is a associate title for Lighthouse Lady and Gentle Horse Boy. For extra info, see

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