Alexandra Adornetto Interview

As the third book in her Strangest Adventures series, Von Gobstopper's Arcade, is about to be published Alexandra Adornetto is interviewed in "The Courier-Mail" by Amanda Horswill. (You may recall that Adornetto received a two-book contract from HarperCollins a few years back when she was only 13.)

"Literature has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I can't think back before a time that I didn't love writing and reading. When I was really young my mother would read poems to me. I loved Edgar Allan Poe - I am sure I didn't understand it but I loved it. Then I went on to write poems and short stories. On holidays I would just write about anything and describe it - like a tree if that was all I could find.

"I never thought about writing a novel until I was 13 and that happened by chance. I was on school holidays and I was bored and I thought I just wanted to do something to occupy myself, instead of asking 'What can I do mum, entertain me'.

"I started and it really just took over, and I realised, 'Wow, this is an amazing experience'. I loved doing it."

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