Lee Fox Interview

Lee Fox, author of the children's book Jasper McFlea Will Not Eat His Tea (illustrated by Micth Vane) is interviewed by Fran Metcalf for "The Courier-Mail".

Apart from writing books, Fox conducts writing and reading workshops for school children.

It's an ironic outcome, she says, since she was raised in a family that didn't read much by a father who believed women were made to be wives and mothers.

"When I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher but when I asked Dad about how to become one, he said you needed to go to university but that girls didn't need to get an education so I should just forget about that," she says.

"There were no books in our house when I was growing up.

"I discovered the library when I was seven and my best friend took me there.

"I was amazed that you could take three books home and bring them back the next week and get three more."

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