@Sanguine interviews the New Zealand born author, Brian Falkner
I recently got the chance to interview Brian Falkner, a New Zealand author who currently lives in Australia. Brian is a children's book and Young Adult writer, though readers of all ages greatly enjoy his books. His best works (in my opinion) include The Tomorrow Code, The Real Thing and Super Freak. Here’s what he had to say:
Q: What is your favourite out of the books you have written, and why is it your favourite?
A: Northwood is probably my favourite of my books. I didn’t know what was going to happen in the story as I was writing it. So I found out the story the same way the reader does. Also, I thought it was a lovely story.
Q: Which of your characters do you identify with the most?
A: Jacob from The Super Freak, except that I don’t have any psychic super powers.
Q: What advice would you have for aspiring writers?
A: Read, read, and read. Writers learn by reading. Also, write, write and write. Writers also learn by practicing.
Q: What inspires your story ideas the most?
A: Different ideas are inspired by different things, so there is no one thing that inspires my ideas the most.
Q: One of your books, ‘The Tomorrow Code’, has two vastly different beginnings and different details changed throughout it. Why is this?
A: One of the versions is the original US edition, and the other is the Australian edition. The editors in each country had different ideas for the book.
Q: And lastly, because I feel like every author should answer this question: What Hogwarts house would you be in and why?
A: Ravenclaw, because they value intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit. Also, I like the idea of a riddle to gain entry.