Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Author Interview with Michelle Worthington

1) How long have you been writing? How long have you wanted to write?
I have been writing since I was 10 years old. My Grade 6 teacher and primary school principal encouraged and developed my love of words and writing.

2) What originally inspired you (if anything)?
I have always had an overactive imagination, which helps. I read a book every night as a child and I am now inspired by my children who also love to read.

3) What books do you have published, prices and where to find them.
The Bedtime Band www.wombatbooks.com.au $19.95
The Pink Pirate www.thepinkpiratebook.com $17.95
Yellow Dress Day www.michelleworthington.com $24.95
Coming Soon
Start of the Ocean
Each the Same

4) What is your favourite from your own books?
I love all by books equally, like they were my own children.

5) Name another Australian author who you admire and why?
I am inspired by all authors who write with an authentic voice, especially Australian authors who are successful in a market that is still very dominated by overseas publications.


6) What are your dreams/aspirations?
I hope to be a full time author and share my stories internationally.

7) When did you decide you had “made it” as an Aussie author or if you haven’t yet, when will you?
I don’t think I have made it as an Aussie author because I haven’t been interviewed on Channel 7’s Sunrise yet. It is another dream of mine.

8) What is the most memorable event of this journey for you?
Having my son borrow my book from his school library just to show it off to his friends.

9) What was the hardest thing to overcome or achieve along the way?
Still working my 9 to 5 job when I really want to be at home writing.

10) Other comments. Including what would you say to inspire a new author....
Dream Big. Never underestimate the power of a can do attitude and never ever give up.