Amanda’s 17 Questions: Jenny Crwys-Williams

Date: 7 August 2008
Place: Nice, Parkhurst
Book: Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations

1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Atticus Finch

2. What is your most treasured possession?
My photographs

3. Which living person do you most dislike?
The bully boys of the world

4. What is your greatest fear?
Spiders

5. Who or what has been the love of your life?
Reading. Books. The Journey.

6. What is your greatest regret?
That I haven’t written a novel that has taken the world by storm.

7. If you could choose to be a character in a book, who would it be?
Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada

8. Which book have you read the most in your lifetime?
Winnie the Pooh, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Cold Mountain

9. What is your favourite journey?

Ten day walk from Monte Merano in Tuscany on an Etruscan Trail

10. Cats or Dogs? Which do you prefer?
Both

11. What quality do you most admire in a women?
Women who don’t sleep with other women’s husbands. Women who aren’t catty. Entrepreneurial women.

12. Which book that you’ve written is your favourite?
In the words of Nelson Mandela – A Little Pocketbook

13. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Just do it

14. What are your favourite names?
Names that have a meaning

15. What do you do as a hobby?
My lifestyle is my hobby. I am busy living. Gardening. Writing. Photography. Cooking. Reading. Walking. The journey.

16. What are your top three books?
Shakespeare’s Tudor Books, The Lord of the Rings by J R Tolkien, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Sue Monk Kidd.

17. Where do you get your greatest ideas for writing?
From a conversation, a newspaper cutting, a sentence in an article. It’s a process.

Amanda Patterson, 7 August 2008

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