Amanda Speaks to Author/Publisher, Laura Boon

Author: Laura Boon
Date: 31  August 2006 & 24 July 2008
Sun Sign: Leo
Where: Staffroom, Crawford College & Chocadore, Hyde park
The Book: Public Relations & Your Business (Frontrunner)
The Reason: Laura Boon Literary Agency

1.   Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Stephanie Plum
2.  What is your most treasured possession?
My books
3.   Which living person do you most dislike?
Tony Leon. He’s a destructive whinger.
4.   What is your greatest fear?
Being invisible.
5.   Who or what has been the greatest love of your life?
Graham.
6.   What is your greatest regret?
A love affair that went wrong.
7.   If you could choose to be a character in a book, who would it be?
V I Warshawsky
8.   Which book have you read the most in your lifetime?
Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido.
9.   What is your favourite journey?
So many – Norwegian Fjords.
10.  What do you most value in a friend?
Loyalty and compassion.
11.  What quality do you most admire in a woman?
The ability to be assertive and yet, feminine.

12.   Which book that you’ve written is your favourite?

Public Relations and Your Business


13.  What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Write what you’re passionate about.
14.  What are your favourite names?
Caitlyn.
Alexander.
15. What do you do as a hobby?
Tennis.
16.  What are your top 3 books?

Brother of the More Famous Jack, Case Histories, Lilla’s Feast.

17.   Where do you get your greatest ideas for writing?
While I’m cooking, bathing or driving.

Amanda Patterson
31 August 2006 & 24 July 2008

Amanda’s 17 Questions for Lauren Libenberg

Date: 25 June 2008

PlaceChocadore, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Book: The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter & Jam

Date of Birth: 3 August 1972

1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Ellis “Red” Reddy from The Shawshank Redemption.

2. What is your most treasured possession?
My photographs

3. Which living person do you most dislike?
Robert Mugabe

4. What is your greatest fear?
Drowning

5. Who or what has been the love of your life?

The African Wilderness

6. What is your greatest regret?
The chances I’ve missed. I regret not having travelled more, and seen the world before I was married with children

7. If you could choose to be a character in a book, who would it be?
Thelma – from Thelma & Louise

8. Which book have you read the most in your lifetime?
Lord of the Rings

9. What is your favourite journey?
Overland through Sub-Saharan Africa

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

11. What quality do you most admire in a women?
Passion

12. Which book that you’ve written is your favourite?

13. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Be prepared for the agony of rejection.

14. What are your favourite names?
Erin & Conor

15. What do you do as a hobby?

Writing.

16. What are your top three books?
Lord of the Rings by J R Tolkien, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

17. Where do you get your greatest ideas for writing?
Rummaging through my own memories and the memories of others.

The Write Co (and a few close friends) recently indulged in The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam with author Lauren Liebenberg at Hyde Park, Johannesburg’s Chocadore. Take a look at the photos.

Amanda’s 17 Questions for her Guest Speakers

Amanda, Sarah, MarinaOne of the highlights of the Write Co’s website is Amanda’s 17 Questions for her Guest Speakers, where Ms Patterson asks quirky as well as everyday questions of the interesting people who pass through their doors.

This month Amanda turns the spotlight on Marina Lewycka.

Seen in the photo with Amanda and Marina ( with the shawl) is Sarah Bullen, the Write Co Director, Cape Town.

Lauren Lieberberg is Amanda’s Guest Speaker for June

voluptuous DelightsMy guest speaker for June 2008 is Lauren Liebenberg, author of The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter & Jam, shortlisted for the Orange Debut Award

Join us for an exclusive, decadent chocolate tasting soiree and a talk by the author of this mouth-watering book.

Date: 25 June 2008

Time: 18:00 for 18:30

Venue: Chocodore, Level 4, Hyde Park Shopping Centre

Cost: R250, 00 per person, includes Champagne, Canapes, Chocolate, Hot Chocolate, Talk, Q & A’s

RSVP: info@thewriteco.co.za

From Chocadore
– champagne & canapés
– history of chocolate
– an introduction to KC chocolates

Chocolate tasting
– how to taste chocolate
– description of six chocolates for tasting
– taste & score six KC chocolates

Coffee & shopping
– time to enjoy our legendary hot chocolate, coffee or tea
– opportunity to buy chocolates at a 10% discount
– free mini ballotin containing the two winning chocolates
– three Chocadore Vouchers

Book now, only 20 places available!