It’s a pleasure to introduce the lovely, vivacious, Kaz Delaney.
I write: YA and fiction for children.
I’m from? Beautiful Lake Macquarie – NSW Central Coast. Specifically I live at Belmont which is basically a strip of land between Australia’s largest salt water lake, and the Pacific Ocean.
Three words to describe me: Hmmnn – tricky… I think those looking on would say: Ditzy, Dizzy and a Diva. And they’re half right. What they don’t see is that I’m Determined, Dogged and Diligent. Sort of.
My worst habit is: I can only pick one? Okay – it’s probably that I have to do everything myself, and that I’m always right. Though personally? I can’t see the problem with that…
It’s a bit daggy but I love: Bling. You can never have too much. Shoes. Bag. Person. Bling it on, I say! The other daggy thing? Smarties! No one loves Smarties anymore! They’re all Team M&Ms! Come on Team Smarties! Step Up!
My first job was: Well, speaking of Smarties… It was a Saturday/school holiday job and it was the lolly counter at Woolies!!!
Plotter or Panster? Definitely a plotting panster. I used to declare hard and long that I was a total plotter. And to some degree I am, but I also realise that the plotting part is the skeleton. The fleshing out is the pantsing.
When I was young I wanted to be? Older! Can you believe it! Sheesh!
Why I write: You know, I think writing is like having a cat. You don’t own a cat (not like you ‘own’ a dog); a cat chooses to live with you. You don’t really have any control – you just think you do. Writing is like that. You don’t choose it – it chooses you. You can’t NOT do it, because it’s not really your choice to make. It’s in you, it’s inherent… So why do I write? Because I can’t ‘not’ write.
Latest project: Shameless Plug Alert: Well, with my latest YA novel Dead, Actually just on the shelves, I’m absolutely flat out bribing, blackmailing and bullying every person I know into buying it – as well as trying to polish my next novel in the series – Almost Dead.
To find more about Kaz and her books, go to her website http://kazdelaney.com/
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