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!
THE KID’S INTERVIEW
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!
Look for Joanna's book, Daughter of Hope, here: http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=302
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