A Word With Kate Frost

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Kate and I have not met but I feel like I know her - we are members of the same Facebook group (Book Connectors), she lives in Bristol which is near where I come from and, like me, she writes adult and children's fiction.  I recently reviewed Kate's novel Time Shifters Into The Past

and a few people have got in touch to say they are going to read it.  If you haven't read the review you can read it here and if you scroll to the end of the interview you'll find details of Kate's Time Shifters Club with a fun freebie for those who sign up.  (Since I first wrote this blog Time Shifters has become the Gold Winner in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards  books for 9-12 year-olds category - huge congratulations Kate!)


Kate who has kindly agreed to come on my blog today and answer a few questions, most of which were sent in by you.  More questions are always welcome so if there's anything you've always wanted to ask an author, get in touch and I'll endeavour to get an answer for you.

Q. Name of your favourite music artist?

A. This is difficult as I listen to a variety of music. I could listen to Gnarls Barkley’s song Crazy on a loop though and never get bored of it.

Q. Favourite film?

A. Gladiator or Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.

Q. If you could acquire any superpower or talent what would it be?

A. I think it would be a lot of fun to be invisible.

Q. Who is your favourite fictional hero?

A. Frodo Baggins from the Lord of the Rings (Frodo also happens to be the name of our dog).

Q. Fictional villain?

A. Darth Vader.

Q. Which is your favourite character from your books?

A. Maisie from Time Shifters, because she has the kind of adventures I dreamt of as a child, plus she’s confident, kind and fearless.

Q. If you could be any fictional character which one would you choose?

A. Lucy from the Narnia books.

Q. If you could meet any character from history who would it be and what would you say to them?

A. William Shakespeare to ask him if he really did write all those plays (plus I’d love to time travel back to Elizabethan times).

Q. What is your favourite occupation when you're not writing?

A. Playing with my nearly four year-old son – his imagination is endless and I adore how he can turn the most mundane thing into something super exciting!

Q. What's your fantasy profession?

A. If I had the ability to sing and dance then I’d love to be in West End musicals – I was a drama student, so I can act, but singing and dancing, not so much…

Q. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your days what would it be?

A. Yorkshire Pudding!

Q. Who are your favourite children's authors?

A. All of the children’s books I read at the moment are to my son, so books by Julia Donaldson, Claire Freedman, Emily Mackenzie and Rachel Bright are read on a daily basis. When I was a kid I loved reading books by Roald Dahl, Arthur Ransome, Enid Blyton and C.S. Lewis.

Q. Is there a book you love to re-read?

A. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It reminds me of being a kid and I remember the feeling when first reading it of being swept away with the magic of Narnia.

Q. Do you have any advice for young writers and storytellers?

A. If you love to write, keep at it – you never know where your imagination will lead you and the adventures you’ll go on both in fiction and real life because of your writing and stories.

Q. What can we look forward to from you next?

A. In the new year I’m going to start editing the second book in my Time Shifters series. It’s called Time Shifters: A Long Way From Home where Maisie, Danny and Lizzie find themselves in ancient Rome.

The very best of luck with A Long Way From Home Kate and thank you so much for answering our questions.  Frodo is just the best name for a dog by the way!  Mine is called Rumpole after Rumpole of the Bailey!

If you'd like to get in touch with Kate you can contact her here:-

Time Shifters Club: http://eepurl.com/cbf1CP

Anyone who signs up to The Time Shifters Club receives a free PDF of extras about Time Shifters: Into the Past so check with an adult then get your name on that list!

 

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