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Jocelyn Hawes

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Jocelyn Hawes

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Genres: I enjoy writing in a variety of genres -. For Children - Chapter and Picture books; for Adults- plays, family history and short stories.

Short Story ‘Dear Sam’ in Undertow anthology 2014 published by Prana Writers

‘The Clancy Kite’ published by Macmillan Education in 1997.

‘Brown Bear and the Unusual Animal'. Self-published 2013. One copy.

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10 Questions with Jocelyn Hawes

Which writer(s) inspire you?
Lynley Dodds – Hairy Maclary; Hazel Edwards

What draws you to writing for children specifically?
I believe that ‘staying young at heart’ can be achieved by writing for children.

How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. My first publication was in a high school magazine.

Which professional writing bodies are you a member of?
Australian Society of Authors, Queensland Writers Centre, Australian Writers Guild and Book links.

Best time of day to write:
I prefer to write in the morning.

What do you do to assist you in writing?
I set a deadline for my projects and belong to a writing group to get feedback on my work. Write Links has been very helpful in this area.

What are your writing goals?
To be the best writer I can be.

Are there any other creative projects you are working on you would like to share?
A tribute to my mother to celebrate 100 years since her birth in 1914.

Was there a particular book in your childhood that had a big influence on you?
‘Coles Funny Picture Book.’ Such a variety of fun for children.

If you could meet/invite any 3 children’s writer/illustrator who would they be?
Jackie French, Mem Fox and Roald Dahl.

1942 Amsterdam Ave NY (212) 862-3680

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