Friday, May 14, 2010

Interview with Trevor Salter AND Giveaway

Spellbound By Books would like to introduce Trevor Salter, Author and Illustrator of Monsters Galore, More Monsters Galore and Mask & Mime.

I'd like to say a big thank you, Trevor for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer some of my questions!

Q1. Have you always wanted to write and draw? 
Yes i have always wanted to draw, from an early age i watched the Saturday morning cartoons and loved them. i was always drawing throughout my school years and making up silly stories...which got me in quite a lot of trouble with the teachers. 


Q2. What inspired you to write Monsters Galore?
I am in a writers group and we get homework after each meeting...on this particular time the theme for the homework was children,   a few nights later my Kids said they had monsters in their bedrooms so i told them that if the monsters weren't wearing pajamas they weren't allowed in their rooms and that sparked the Monsters Galore books....so my 2 children inspired me.

Q3. Is there a question you've always wanted to be asked and haven't?  What would your answer be?
Yes there is..  the question would be, would you like to have the characters seen in an animated cartoon series?
My answer would have to be ," oh Yeah for sure...when do we get started."
 
Q4. Any tips and advice you would like to pass on to aspiring writers/illustrators?
Absolutely.... DON'T PROCRASTINATE.....and keep trying no matter how many knock backs you receive...believe in your work.
Q5. Any future projects planned that you would like to share with us? 
 Sure.. i have two more stories i would love to see on the shelves "My Stinky Brother" and "Hat's the Magician", both have Already been written and i am in the process of illustrating them. 
Q6 And last, your stuck on a deserted island, which character from your books would you take with you and why?
OH That's easy,  it would have to be Rickett as he would supply a constant stream of comedy relief to break up the boredom.    (Left: Rickett)
Thank you again Trevor for the awesome interview.  You can buy his books from  The Book Garden, and  Monster's Galore website.
Okay Giveaway time!!
We have 3 signed books of Monsters Galore to giveaway.  To enter all you need to do is fill out the entry form and the winners will be picked via Random Org.  Giveaway closes 21st May (Friday) at 5PM AEST 
This is open to everyone on the planet!!
If you would like to leave a message for Trevor please feel free to do so in the comments section below.  Thanks everyone!!

CONTEST CLOSED
 

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