17 Questions and Answers – Georges Jaumain

Hi Amanda,
have organised a website to show the 6 books I wrote in French. At least it is an easier way to be read than to try to have anything published in France. The site should be ready in a few weeks.

I have noticed that the French publishers are only publishing either books written by local well know people or publishing books which have been sold millions in other languages (a nice way of making sure that they can publish successfully).

Since I did your course I walked the Camino in Spain, spent 3 month doing Tai Chi in Taiwan, travelled for a month in Namibia and spent quite long period of time in my log home near Wilderness (when I am not travelling in Europe)

I still have 3 or 4 books in my mind but for now I am taking it easy and more involved in reading Wei Wu Wei books about Advaita and Non Duality. And in the construction of a Bali-style B&B near Port Edward.

Kind regards
Georges

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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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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.