Good Reading : December January 2015
71 FULLY BOOKED 2 GOOD READING DECEMBER 2014 / JANUARY 2015 71 Aside from the talented writers we interview in the print version of gr, we also chat to authors every month for the Q&A section of our website. Here’s a look at some of the best talent we’ve spoken with this year. If you’d like to check them out, then head to our website at goodreadingmagazine.com.au and click on the ‘Author Q&A’ link at the left. URSULA DUBOSARSKY: Hailed as one of Australia’s best writers for children, Ursula dropped in to chat to us about her favourite books. She also told us what it was like to have her book Too Many Elephants in This House read in unison by 500 000 Australian kids as part of National Simultaneous Storytime. JOYCE MAYNARD: The bestselling American author of Labor Day chatted to us about what it was like to have her famous novel adapted into a movie starring Kate Winslet. She also told us the terrifying inspiration behind the novel. After beginning an innocent correspondence with a fan, the situation began to escalate into dangerous territory when she discovered her penpal was in fact a serial killer. BEN ELTON: English comedian, actor and author Ben Elton told us about how other parts of his creative life influence his novel writing. Famous for co-writing the British comedy classic Blackadder, he also wrote We Will Rock You, the epic tribute musical to Queen. Amid this flurry of creative activity Ben found the time to tell us about his new time-slip novel, Time and Time Again. GREG BARRON: One of Australia’s best upcoming thriller writers, Greg Barron tells us about the research that he undertook while writing Lethal Sky, a gripping heart-stopper about a deadly bioweapon hovering over Sydney. FULLY BOOKED 2 BEN ELTON: how other parts of his creative life influence his novel writing. Famous for co-writing the British comedy classic Rock You activity Ben found the time to tell us about his new time-slip novel, Time Again. DECEMBER 2014 / JANUARY 2015 71 7171 URSULA DUBOSARSKY: children, Ursula dropped in to chat to us about her favourite books. She also told us what it was like to have her book House Simultaneous Storytime.