Today I’m being interviewed by Kai Strand on her blog Strands of Thought.  Kai is a children’s author, and blogs fiction for children and teens.  That sounds just the right place for me.

She’s asked me some interesting questions, like who do I admire and what books do I recommend everyone should read… and some of these may surprise you!  So please pop over and give Kai some thanks.

I’m not sure what time the post will go up, so give it time 🙂

Meanwhile, to go with some of those Wednesday options I said I was going to do Quotes and also  Character posts from time to time.  Last month we had a Quote and Question, this month I thought I’d ask the characters those two questions above and see what they said!

Who do you most admire?

King Fred of Marsh (that’s Fred, to you):  Sir Isaac Newton.  He was an amazing thinker – look at all the ideas he came up with and formulated in a scientific way.  A true genius.

Queen Kira: Lady Nimrod.  She’s amazingly helpful to all of us, and supportive of our quest to play a greater role in the running of the Realms.  She should be a queen, really.  She’s very enigmatic about her past.

Prince Engineer George of Marsh: Hmm.  Probably the Wright Brothers.  They did the first powered flight.

Victor: The Lady Nimrod.  She’s very wise and works to help us folks in lower places make the best of ourselves, giving us opportunities like education that we wouldn’t have had otherwise.

Hugo (Lord Mariusz): It’s rumored that my great-great grandfather was Lord Capone of Windy Castle.  He really knew a thing or two about keeping people in their places.  Not a lot about the Revenue Service, though.

What books do you recommend everyone should read?

Fred: A History of Natural Philosophy.  I’m writing it at the moment.

Kira: Practical Castle Management from Top to Bottom.  It involves everyone in managing the castle, something we’re very keen on.  Fred’s writing that, too.

George: The Owner’s Guide to the Short C42 Empire Flying Boat.

Victor: Basic Accounting Practice for Independent Business People and Authors.

Mariusz: The Wozna Story.  I’ve updated it to include later developments like Diet, but my grandfather, the one that invented Wozna Cola, wrote the original book.

Do you guys ever read fiction?  Anything you’d recommend that’s a little lighter?

Fred: The Wind in the Willows

Kira: Halitor the Hero.  I read that to the kids, too.

George: The Time Machine

Victor: Practical Bar Management?  I haven’t got enough time to read stories.  I’d like to, though.

Mariusz: The Traveler in Black and White.  That’s brilliant.  Everyone should buy a copy.  Two – give one to a friend.








An interview by Kai Strand
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6 thoughts on “An interview by Kai Strand

  • 11 February, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Mariusz, recommending his own book. Sigh. My boy. <3 <3

  • 11 February, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    So clever and really charming!

  • 12 February, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Aw! I like Kira :). I also like this post idea… 😀

    • 12 February, 2015 at 10:55 am

      I love Kira, too. I also like doing character posts, but I learnt a while ago that it’s not much use unless people have read the books or know enough about them to enjoy them.
      Although it does help you know your own characters even better!

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