Waiter, there’s an author in my soup!
If there is an author in your soup, there are a few things you should NOT do:
1) Don’t disturb the author – he/she is either researching for a new book, really hungry, or really mad, all very good reasons to keep away.
2) Don’t throw croutons at the author- that’s how people lose eyes.
3) Don’t eat around the author, even if the soup is pumpkin soup, the most delicious soup in the world – fighting over soup is often what leads people to fall into it in the first place.
Speaking of authors, I thought I’d do some lists of my favourites over the years.
A list of the top four funny authors writing today:
Philip Ardagh; Andy Griffiths; Doug McLeod; John Larkin
A list of my favourite authors when I was a kid:
Robin Klein; Gillian Rubinstein; Victor Kelleher; Colin Thiele; Paul Jennings
A List of My Favourite authors now:
Martine Murray; Shaun Tan; Markus Zusak; Sonya Hartnett is my favourite for Young Adult and adult fiction – she’s an extraordinary writer but the stories are often dark so be warned.
A List of Brilliant Books I Didn’t Write:
Holes by Louis Sachar; Lord of the Flies by William Golding; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon; Matilda by Roald Dahl