Interview With Author Luisa Plaja!
22 April 2012
I was ecstatic when Luisa Plaja agreed to let me interview her as she is an amazing author, she gives great advice and it is my first EVER interview with a real live author! LOL. Before I Say anything else I just wanted to thank her for EVERYTHING! Following Me, letting me interview her, giving me advice on things I was confused about. I appreciate everything you do. So here are her wonderful answers.
Interview with Luisa Plaja - http://www.luisaplaja.co.uk
*What was your favourite book as a child?
I can think of more than one book that I adored and read again and again! Two of them are Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and Masha by Mara Kay. I still own copies of both of them, though Masha is now out of print. I still re-read them sometimes, too.
*If you could be any character in a book, who would you be and why?
Ooh, I'm not sure! If it was one of my own books, I think I'd like to be Jo from Split by a Kiss and see what it's like to experience two lives at the same time. If I could be a character in someone else's book, there are endless interesting possibilities! For example, I'd like to be a champion ice-skater from one of Kay Woodward's Skate School books...
*Can you tell us a secret about yourself? Something that readers might be surprised to learn.
When I was a teenager, I read and watched a lot of horror stories and I wanted to write a horror novel.
*If you could choose one book that you would have loved to have written, which one would it be and why?
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers! I love its humour and light-heartedness, combined with the exploration of identity. I was thrilled when I got the chance to write my own body swap novel, Swapped by a Kiss.
*Lots of readers love writing and aspire to be authors when they grow older. Please could you suggest a first line, or title; for them to turn into a story?
Great question! Hmm, let's see... How about "Overheard..." as a title or a first line. Or maybe you could write down the next bit of conversation you overhear from strangers in the street, in the shops or on the bus, and see if it sparks your imagination...
*What inspired you to become a writer?
A passion for language, and a love of stories in all their forms.
*If you weren't a writer, what job would you have liked to have?
Anything to do with words! I've already had some great wordy jobs, such as television subtitling and dictionary editing. Anything like that makes me very happy.
*What inspired you to write 'Kiss, Date, Love, Hate' ?
I was watching my niece creating Sims characters and deciding which of them would get together and/or fall out. I thought, "What if you did that for Sims based on your friends... and your settings came true in real life?" I couldn't wait to try it out in a fictional world.
*Where do you usually write your books and why?
In the past I've mostly written on my laptop while sitting on my children's bedroom floor. This was so that if they woke up, they'd see me and go back to sleep without a fuss. Now that they're a bit older, I still write on my laptop but I sometimes sit in actual chairs.
*Favourite snack when your writing?
I'm not sure about snacks, but I drink lots of tea. (And I try desperately not to spill it on my laptop, but this doesn't always work.)
Thank you very much for interviewing me!
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