Emily Rodda, author of The Deltora Quest series and now The Golden Door, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

 The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Emily Rodda

author of The Deltora Quest series and now The Golden Door and more

Ten Terrifying Questions


1. To begin with, why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

I grew up with my two younger brothers on Sydney’s North Shore; I went to Abbotsleigh Ladies College and later graduated from the University of Sydney in 1973 with an MA (Hons) in English Literature.

2. What did you want to be when you were twelve, eighteen and thirty? And why? Continue reading

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Here is a question for you. Is there a scent that you associate with books? I don’t mean the smell of the paper, or the leather when you walk into a room full of old books. I mean, is there a smell that immediately transports you to reading heaven? Do you associate a perfume with a particular memory of reading, or a particular book?

For me, it is an easy ask. The minute I catch even a whiff of jasmine, I am in sensory heaven – jasmine poking through the paling fence, a sprig or two tucked behind one ear, sun on my back, book in my hand, sheltered from the cold early spring wind in a walled courtyard, pot of tea steaming by my Continue reading


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