How many books have you written? 19.
Where do you get your ideas from? Real life and the movie screen in my head called Imagination. I also use a few author tricks like taking something important away from the main character and having them try and get it back.
Are any books based on your life? They all are to some extent. The most autobiographical are the Danny books – each story is based on something real that happened to me.
Where did you get the idea for The Tuckshop Kid? I was travelling around New Zealand and I won a chocolate milk in a competition. After saying, ‘How cool is that!’ I thought, ‘Imagine if winning a drink changed somone’s life.’ After more thinking about who would love to win free drinks I came up with Matthew. It was easy to write about a character who loved food!
Do you have a new book coming up? Yes. My latest books are My Totally Awesome Story and Don’t Kiss Girls and other Silly Stories. Stay tuned for my next book.
I like your books
I like people who like my books!
Our class has been working on an author study about you because we love your books so much! We are unable to find the year that you were born. Are you able to help us out please?
Thanks 5 Yellow!
My latest book is My Totally Awesome Story, my fav footy team is the Broncos, and I like surfing, reading and playing tennis.
Hope that helps!
You didn’t answer 5 Yellow’s question.
Really? Tell me it again and I’ll give my best answer.
I was at the Meanjin writer’s camp in 2011 when you had started writing My Totally Awesome Story. I am reading it right now and it is very funny.
That was a great camp and I got some good feedback from you and the others that helped me write the book. Thanks!
How’s your writing going?
Would you ever want to make any of the kid stories a movie?
Hi 5 Yellow
Maybe one day a book of mine will become a movie. Which book would you choose?
I would choose the tuckshop kid
I LOVE UR BOOKS AND I LOVE TUCKSHOP KID
Thanks for spreading the love, YOLO.
Is to the light on audiobooks
It’s not, unfortunately.
Thanks for asking. Pat.
What is your birthday
It is the 16th day of the 8th month, 68 years after 1900.