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Booktopia, the one-stop, online shop for everything “book” and one of Australia’s fastest growing companies, is famed for the “Ten Terrifying Questions” they put to selected authors.  Among their more celebrated victims are such literary luminaries as Alex Miller, Jackie Collins, John Birmingham and Karin Slaughter.  Recently, I had the pleasure of joining this celebrated list.  Here’s a sample:

5. Considering the innumerable artistic avenues open to you, why did you choose to write a novel?

Well,  I’m pretty crap at every artistic avenue with the exception of the written word.  Actually, I’ll qualify that – I’m a prodigious karaoke performer.  Unfortunately, the medium is not so much about you telling stories but rather others telling stories about you.

The other nine are just as entertaining

Many thanks to Booktopia Editor-in-Chief, Toni Whitmont, for this grand opportunity…