GEMSIGNS MONTH ON THE JFB BLOG

Those of you who have been watching may be aware that we’ve just started our Gemsigns month on the blog. This means that we will be posting new content relating to Gemsigns almost every day this month. Coming up next week, we’ll also be beginning our Warring States posts, too. So you have ONE WHOLE MONTH of author posts, opinions and reviews exclusively from Jo Fletcher, Stephanie Saulter, Aidan Harte and myself, which we hope will give you some insight into the industry, our authors and their books.

We’ve already had Jo on the reasons she bought Gemsigns, Stephanie on the experience of being published and today I’m bringing you a 30 second interview with Stephanie Saulter, just to give you a little introduction to the person behind the book. Tomorrow I’ll be running a competition to win a signed copy, so keep an eye out! Without further ado, then:

30 Second Questions!

Where were you born?

JAMAICA

What’s your comfort food?

HOME-MADE CHICKEN SOUP IF I’M FEELING POORLY. I DON’T REALLY EAT FOR COMFORT.

What’s your favourite tipple?

IF I’M IN JAMAICA ON A HOT AFTERNOON, A GOOD PLANTER’S PUNCH. A GOOD RED WINE ANYWHERE ELSE.

What superpower would you want / which superhero would you be?

I WOULDN’T.

Dog or cat?

DOG. I DON’T HAVE ONE, THOUGH.

What keeps you sane?

BOOKS.

What scares you?

NOT MUCH.

Beaches or adventure?

ADVENTURE.

What’s your holiday read?

WHATEVER’S BEEN PILING UP UNREAD ON MY COFFEE TABLE BECAUSE I HAVEN’T HAD TIME.

What is the best present you’ve ever received?

MY BROTHER STORM, BORN THE DAY BEFORE MY 17TH BIRTHDAY.

What have you learned about yourself as you’ve got older?

I KNOW LESS AND UNDERSTAND MORE.

What would people be surprised to discover about you?

THAT I HAVE AN ACTIVE, VIVID AND UNCONVENTIONAL IMAGINATION. WHEN THIS BOOK IS PUBLISHED I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VERY SURPRISED INDEED.

Sweet or savoury?

SAVOURY.

What is your favourite sport?

TO WATCH? PROBABLY FOOTBALL.

What is your favourite way to travel?

BY TRAIN.

Would you rather read the book or watch the film?

THE BOOK. ALWAYS.

Sarkozy or Obama?

OBAMA.

Night in or night out?

NIGHT IN.

What are you currently listening to?

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

Women: Louboutin or Reebok?
Men: Armani or JD Sports?

REEBOK. NOT THAT I HAVE EITHER, I’M MAINLY A CLARK’S GIRL.

Don’t forget, you can follow most of our authors on Twitter! You’ll find Stephanie @scriptopus – go on, ask her some questions!

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