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Monday, 16 December 2013

Introducing...Britta Jensen

Time to find out a bit more about Britta Jensen...

What was your favourite book when you were a child?
I loved Little House on the Prairie, I must have read the whole series at least three times.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was also a frequent re-read as well as A Wrinkle in Time. 

What did you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be a “triple threat” otherwise known as a Broadway actor, singer, dancer.  I was always trying to organize the neighborhood kids, as well as my siblings, for dance-offs.  No one was quite as interested in being “seen” by agents as I was.

Which children’s books have you read recently?
Mondays are Red by Nicola Morgan, the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, and I am currently reading Disconnect by Imran Siddiq

What’s your favourite snack? 
Chocolate covered ginger biscuits and a German delicacy called Hoernchen 
(a chocolate dipped crescent biscuit made out of almonds and pastry dough). 

If you could be any character in a book, who or what would you be?
I would want to be a combination of Katniss Everdeen, from Hunger Games, Alexia, from my book The Curse of Beal Atha. I like the idea of having bravery, incredible strength and endurance, as well as serious intellectual prowess. 

What do you do when you’re not writing?
I dance Argentine Tango, knit, sketch oil pastels, and hike through the hills behind my flat.

Is there anything that scares you?
I am terrified of spiders. I grew up in Japan where there are all varieties of creepy crawlies. (We even have hammerhead worms!) Since I’m surrounded by woods where I live in Bavaria, there are these enormous spiders that like to torment myself and my cats Nina and Shiva.

What story are you working on at the moment?
I’m editing my debut novel, The Curse of Beal Atha, and getting ready to start the second book in the series.  

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