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Theresa Breslin

My hair colour: Variable, ranging from "light golden brown" to "warm chestnut".
My eye colour: Blue
My star sign: Sagittarius
My shoe size: Size 5 and a half to 6
My favourite book when child: A Tale of Two Cities
My favourite fictional character: Arrietty in 'The Borrowers' who knows exactly what 'Human Beans' are for!
Books that inspired me to become a writer: It was people more than books that inspired me to become a writer: teachers who praised my writing; friends who read my work; editors who understood what I was trying to say; fellow writers; and, most of all, my family.
My favourite author: Lots and lots of favourite authors and books, it depends on the mood I'm in. That's the great thing about books - you can always find one to suit your mood.
My ideal reading position: Bath, Bed, Chair, …. Anywhere! Tree, Train, Staircase, …Anyplace!
My usual means of marking a place in a book: I try to avoid using fish fingers, and use one of my collection of bookmarks instead. Although mainly I tend to leave the book lying flat open face down. There are a lot of books lying face down about my house as I read more than one book at a time.
My favourite time of year: Autumn
My favourite time of day: Evening
My best time for working: Late evening, as it gets dark and the stars come out
The first piece of work I was paid for was: A short story called PENSION DAY. I got £100. I thought it was a fortune.
My favourite TV show: Star Trek
My favourite song: 'Je ne regrette rien' sung by Edith Piaf
My favourite actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
The creature comfort I would most unwillingly relinquish: My hot water bottle
My favourite sweet food: Mint Aero
My favourite savory food: Plain crisps
My typical bedtime is: Ah… after Midnight
My favourite year of childhood: Age 6ish and then 16ish
My mousemat design: Michelangelo's Creation of Adam from the roof of the Sistine Chapel
The tidiest place in my home is: The stairs… although you might trip over one or two books, lying face down
The untidiest place in my home is: Whew… the competition is fierce for this position… probably the bedside rug
The working tool I would least like to do without: My pencil