Kendall Reviews forgot to lock the door again! I've slithered in and we've debated reading reviews, childhood favourites - and Gavin threw in a "round" good egg joke which I thoroughly appreciated ;-p
Author BP Gregory found time between oiling barbarians and writing her dream novel to chat with Kendall Reviews.
19th March 2018 Gavin Kendall Reviews Interviews
KR: Could you tell me a little about yourself please?
BG: I’m just here puttin’ my pants on one leg at a time like everyone else.
Actually, I recognize that while it hasn’t been easy, I’ve been incredibly privileged. A lot of valuable voices don’t get heard because of the obstacles keeping them from writing.
These days by living modestly I’m able to write to my heart’s content, meet the bills, AND work a day-job that contributes to society. And if people buy my books, I can go out and buy a tasty coffee which is always the best.
KR: What do you like to do when not writing?
BG: Well, at the mo my niece and I are running a sketching club via text message. I’m usually up for wine in nice bars, long walks, weird architecture, learning new things. Narrative based computer games and VR are another favourite.
At work I’m trying out a D&D group: so far we’ve flung a mermaid through the back of a tent, and I can confirm the mustard coloured goblins do NOT taste like mustard. This year I’m getting into deprivation tanking, and tonight I’m off to a film described as “the legendary underground horror-comedy-porno from the David Lynch of the queer set”.
So, you know. All the usual things.
KR: What is your favourite childhood book?
BG: My folks have this urban legend that I first read The Lord of the Rings to myself at age six. I’m not sure that can be true. Free bookshelf access certainly characterised my upbringing; but instead of getting into why The Valley of Horses isn’t the most responsible young introduction to “adult themes” I’m gonna go with a genuine childhood book: The Velveteen Rabbit.
Anyone who adored this book as a kid will probably have tears in their eyes already. The Velveteen Rabbit taught me resilience, that it’s ok to be a bit shabby, not so fancy, that you’re still important and worth loving ...
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