Phil CummingsWhere were you born? Where do you live now?
I was born in Pt Broughton South Australia and I now live in the Adelaide foothills.
Where did you go to school?
I went to school and grew up in Peterborough in the Mid-North of South Australia. Did you have a nickname?
SeagullWhat were you like in school?
I was reasonably quiet and I loved playing sport. What is the naughtiest thing you did?
I’d rather not say!
What was your favourite book growing up? To Kill a Mockingbird.
Who is your favourite children’s author?
Roald Dahl What is your favourite food/colour/movie?
ANZAC Biscuits / Blue / It’s a Wonderful Life
Who inspired you to write?
My teachersHow did you get started?
Writing poems and lyrics. How old were you?
About 16Why did you want to be a writer?
I love to tell a story. How do you think up ideas?
I observe the world around me, listen to conversations, delve into memories and I do a lot of imagining. Do you have a special place where you write?
My studyWhat is the best thing about being a writer?
Sharing my stories. Have you had any funny or embarrassing moment as a writer?
Too many to mention!What do you do when you are not writing?
I listen to music, play guitar (badly) garden and watch sport. What would you have chosen to be if you were not a writer?
I was a junior primary school teacher for 22 years and would have continued to do that if I hadn’t become a writer.
Which famous person from the past would you like to talk to?