Northwood Interview

h3Northwoodh3pThedarkforestofNorthwoodhasneverseenthelikesofCeciliaUndergarmentbeforebrbrCeciliaUndergarmentlikesachallenge.Sowhenshediscoversasadandneglecteddogsheisdeterminedtorescuehim.Nomatterwhat.Butherdaringdogrescuelandsherindeeptrouble.TroubleintheformofbeinglostinthedarkforestofNorthwood.Aforestwhereferociousblacklionsroam.Aforestthathidesasecretcastleanunlikelykingandmanyamystery.Aforestwherethosewhoenterneverreturn.ButCeciliaisdeterminedtofindherwayhome.Nomatterwhat.brbrstrongBrianFalknerstrongwasbornandraisedinAuckland.HeistheawardwinningbestsellingauthorofseveralnovelsforchildrenandyoungadultsincludingTheFleaThingTheRealThingandTheSuperFreak.HisactionadventurescifinovelsTheTomorrowCodeandBrainjackwerebothshortlistedfortheNewZealandPostBookAwardsforChildrenampYoungAdultsandtheEstherGlenAwardattheLIANZAAwardswithBrainjackwinningtheNewZealandPostBookAwardsChildrensChoiceAwardYoungAdultFictioncategory.Brainjackalsowonthe2010SirJuliusVogelAwardBestYoungAdultNovel.BoththesenovelshavealsobeenpublishedintheUSAandGermany.brbrBorninAustraliastrongDonovanBixleystrongmovedtoNewZealandwithhisfamilyasayoungboy.HestudiedatAUTschoolofArtandDesigninAucklandandhasbecomeahighlysuccessfulillustratorandhasevenwrittenafewbooksofhisown.HelivesinTaupowithhiswifeandthreedaughters.brbrstrongNorthwoodstrongbrWalkerBooksAustraliabrAuthorBrianFalknerbrIllustratorDonovanBixleybrISBN9781921529801brPrice22.99brbrbrph3InterviewwithBrianFalknerh3pstrongQuestionstrongWhatinspiredyoutowriteNorthwoodbrbrstrongBrianFalknerstrongItwasreallyjustthevaguestofideastostartwith.Iwantedtowriteabookaboutayounggirlwhohassomekindofadventure.brbrIstartedwritingandjustletthestoryflow.Mymaincontributionwastogetoutofthewayandtrynottoforcethestoryinaparticulardirection.Itjusttookitsowncourse.Ialludedtothisintheopeningchapter.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongWhatdoyouenjoymostaboutwritingforchildrenbrbrstrongBrianFalknerstrongMeetingthem.ChildrenreallyappreciatebooksandasanauthorIgetalotofinvitationstoschoolsandfestivalswhereIgettomeetmyaudience.Theyarealwayssoexcitedandenthusiastic.Itmakesthehardslogofthewritingreallyworthwhile.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongWhatisthebestthingaboutcreatingacharacterlikeCeciliaUndergarmentbrbrstrongBrianFalknerstrongCeciliaconstantlysurprisedme.ShetookonalifeandapersonalityofherownthatIdidntexpect.ShedidthingsIdidntexpect.BytheendofthestoryCeciliaseemedquiterealtomeandIwasabitsadwhenIfinishedwritingthebookandhadtosaygoodbyetoher.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongHowmuchofyourinspirationcomesfromreallifeandrealpeoplebrbrstrongBrianFalknerstrongInsomebooksparticularlymyearlierbooksquitealot.InNorthwoodnoneatallreally.Ihaveusedthenamesofsomerealpeoplebutnothingelse.InotherbooksIhaveborrowedphysicalfeaturesandpersonalitytraitsofpeopleIknewandmixedandmatchedthemtocreatenewcharacters.brbrbrstrongQuestionstrongWhatadvicewouldyougivetoanaspiringwriterbrbrstrongBrianFalknerstrongNevergiveup.Treatrejectionslipslikemedalsofhonourtreasurethemandtellyourselfthateachonetakesyouastepclosertoyourdreamofbeingawriter.brbrbrInterviewbyBrookeHunterppnbspppnbspp


 



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