Emerging Author Interviews

Kitty Black - Interview (November 2018)

Why do you want to be a published author?

A combination of reasons, first of all a realisation that I will always write. There will never be a day in my life where I’ll think ‘Gosh I hope I don’t have to write today!’ so I might as well go with it. The second reason being that most other jobs I’ve had I’ve spent the majority of my time wishing I was a writer.

How long have you been writing?

I wrote my first short story in Grade 2 and many angst-ridden poems and diary entries in my teens. Then, many assignments in my 20’s. I started a blog about three years ago, then moved onto freelance writing then picture books, so three years seriously? But technically I’ve been writing for a very long time!

How will/did you celebrate your first publication?

When I got the contract/s we went out for Indian food! I’m not sure what we’ll do when the actual books come out next year, a very big cake maybe?

How would you describe your writing style?

Quirky, funny and feminist. Usually with an undercurrent of sentimentalism.

How has CKT assisted you on your journey to publication?

I found Creative Kids Tales early on in my journey, when I was first maybe, perhaps, possibly starting to think about submitting manuscripts. The information about publishers and resources was a revelation. Since then I’ve joined the Critique Group which has been an invaluable resource for improving my writing and giving me the courage to submit those manuscripts!


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