Hi Chrissy, and thanks for joining us on the Young Authors Academy blog.
1. What is the most recent book you’ve had published and can you please tell us a bit about it?
The Green-Eyed Monster. Book six in the Penelope Perfect series.
Penelope is challenged by her mum dating post-divorce and her best friend branching out into a new friendship.
2. What was the first story you remember writing when you were at school and can you tell us what happened in the story?
I made up stories for my niece and nephew. One was about a village entirely coloured orange, and featured a catchy song we still remember!
3. What got you interested in writing in the first place?
My parents were (and are still) avid readers and lovers of language. Mum read us stories every night and dad made them up. My early memories have the poems of A.A.Milne as a constant backdrop.
4. What’s your favourite writing tip and how do you use it in your writing?
Say what you mean to say. Don’t sacrifice meaning for eloquence.
When editing my writing for kids, I comb through each sentence to check that the efficacy of the language. Plus, it’s way better to underwrite than overwrite. Require your readers to work – that’s the fun of the story.
5. What’s your favourite fun activity to do besides writing?
You can find out everything you need to know about Chrissie and her books here: http://chrissieperry.com/
Thanks for joining us today on the blog Chrissie.
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