Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Kid Interview Series #11 - Joanna Fay is interviewed by her budgie!

Okay, so I have run this interview series with authors who have been interviewed by their children, their grandchildren, and even their dogs!  Today, we continue to veer off the beaten path with this interview.  My fellow author from the Musa Publishing family, Joanna Fay, takes her turn under the lights with the exacting answers from her budgie, Pippy.
Check the end of the interview for links to contact our avuncular brevis avi (small bird, stretching my Latin, thank you) and Joanna Fay, author of Daughter of Hope, available now from Musa Publishing and at all good ebook outlets.  And look for a great reciprocation from Joanna soon.....she interviews my snarky and world-weary muse, Musina.  Can't wait for that one!

And now, heeeeeere's Pippy!


Interview with Pippy the Budgie.
Pippy, age 2, interviews his author mom, Joanna Fay

Q.    Can you name all your Mom’s books?
She has one novel out so far, called Daughter of Hope, which is the first book in The Siaris Quartet. The other books are Traitor’s Game, Restoration and Vow’s Answer.

Q.   Which is your favorite and why?
I like all of Mom’s novels because they’ve got my favorite topics in them: feathers, pinions, quills, filaments, wings and flying.

Q.   When does your Mom write?  Where in the house?  Describe her writing area.
Mom writes in the afternoon, and after dinner until late. She writes on the sofa in the lounge-room, near my castle (cage), with her laptop on a tray table.

Q.   What are you doing when Mom is writing?
Mostly, I sit on the kitchen blind with Rosie, singing or eating seed, or else I fly down to Mom’s laptop to help her type and add extra punctuation.

Q.   If Mom got rich and famous, what would you want her to do with the money?
I want her to buy me a never-ending supply of millet sprigs, an air-conditioned house, and new corners on the blind covers where I’ve chewed them off. The rest she can donate to the local bird sanctuary where my big cousins live.

Q.    Do you read your Mom’s books?
Yes. I’m the first person to read them. Actually, I sit on the keyboard and read while she’s writing them. I like reading close to the screen.

Q.    Do you think you do better in school because Mom is a writer?
I do homeschooling with Mom, so it’s good she knows a lot of words. So far she’s taught me ‘boy boy’, ‘hello budgie’ and ‘pretty boy’. We’re now working on ‘good morning, sweetie-pie’.

Q.   Do your friends know what your Mom writes?  Do you tell them?
I tell my best friend, Rosie, about Mom’s writing every day, although she usually goes to sleep while I’m talking.

Q.    Do you want to be a writer when you grow up?  If not, what do you want to be.
I already write on Mom’s laptop. I’m also practicing to be a famous storyteller and singer.

Q.   If you could dedicate a book to your Mom, what would you say?
To my Mom, thanks for looking after me and Rosie and never making us go in our cage if we don’t want to. You’re such an understanding Mom!

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  1. Thanks, Samantha, for being so willing to stretch the definition of 'Kid's Interview'! :) I guess the appropriate thank you is *tweet* xx

  2. LOL wonderful interview. I loved it and am off the 'tweet' it now :-)

  3. Haha--love it! And twittered it too, lol

  4. Love it!
    " ... a little bird told me ...!"

  5. Peace and mercy of God Samnthsa
    I read the article and I liked it here I would like to introduce Aliki study on some special points in your article
    This study is the title:
    Studies confirm the seriousness of busy parents with their children for dialogue
    Spotted researcher "Yancey M" taught children's development at a young age, and is awaiting the elevator scene inside the shopping center «Fair Oaks» near her home in Virginia recently, where I saw the disturbing incident between a young child and his mother. Try the child, who at the age of two years and a half, again and again, to talk with his mother, but did not raise her eyes for a the «BlackBerry», the child says: (Mama? Mama? Mama?), And then began Ingsha in her foot. The respond to it: (Wait, one second. Wait, one second), and in the end, the child's hair frustrated, so much so that «Try to Aedha in her man». Likes this incident, which is repeated in different forms in our reality, increasing the amount of concerns related uses of mobile phones and devices to send text messages and exchange updates, it has become parents to use technology and its impact on their young children concern among some researchers who follow the development of children .. As monitored by the newspaper "Middle East" via "New York Times" in its report entitled "Is the Internet affect the relationship between parents and their children?". Have been trying, "Sherry Torkel" director of the Initiative and technical self-Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study the use of parents of Technology and its impact on children and young adults. After 5 years, and the light turns from 300 interviews, I found Dr. "Torkel" that feelings of hurt, jealousy and competition are spread widely. The publishing house will publish «Bazyk Box» the findings of Dr. "Torkel" in the book under the title «alone together» early next year. In her studies, said Dr. "Torkel" that «children expressed the same feelings of victimization, and were not willing to show it, when you use the mothers and fathers their hardware instead of expressions of interest to them at meals and when taking them after school or accompany them in sports activities». Says Dr. "Torkel" It recognizes the pressure felt by adults and makes them uncomfortable to work on an ongoing basis, but adds that it believes that there is a greater power to force them to continue reading the Internet and mobile phones.