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The prince makes everyone around him feel as small as a castle mouse. One morning he awakes to discover a big problem: he has shrunk! He demands that the cook, gardener and laundrywoman help him grow, but the crosser and meaner he gets, the smaller he becomes. Only by making his heart bigger can he feel tall again.

Kylie Fornasier

Where were you born? Where do you live now?


Where did you go to school?

Did you have a nickname?
I was Miss Winnie, to my Dad.

What were you like in school?

What is the naughtiest thing you did?
Painting the cat purple when I was five.

What was your favourite book growing up
The Monster at the End of this Book starring Loveable, Furry Old Grover.

Who is your favourite children’s author?
Enid Blyton

What is your favourite food/colour/movie?
Chocolate, green and The Little Mermaid.

Who inspired you to write?
My parents.

How did you get started?
I wrote every afternoon after school for fun.

How old were you?
16 and one quarter.

Why did you want to be a writer?
I loved the chance to create characters and moments that did not exist before.

How do you think up ideas?
I look around me for inspiration.

Do you have a special place where you write?
No, I’m flexible. I’d love a tree house!

What is the best thing about being a writer?
Being able to create things with just words.

Have you had any funny or embarrassing moment as a writer?
Hitting my teeth on the microphone in front of 400 teenagers. 

What do you do when you are not writing?
Read and go on outdoor adventures.

What would you have chosen to be if you were not a writer?

A vet or a dolphin. Actually, probably just a dolphin.

Which famous person from the past would you like to talk to?

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?

I have four pet chickens.

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