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cooking, films, music, spending too much money in charity shops, radio (I was even a DJ for a while)


Why do you like writing?
Jade Hamilton: It's a great excuse to play and fiction helps me express myself

When did you start writing and why?
Jade Hamilton: When I was about 5 (it was an excuse to show off, really)) I wrote my first novel when I `was 15

How long have you been writing?
Jade Hamilton: 18 years

What is the best book you have ever read?
Jade Hamilton: That's a really mean question-I have loads of favourite books. I've just read 'Absolutely Maybe' by Lisa Yee; a great YA novel full of colourful characters. Maybe herself is ace. I guess that's my favourite, for now

Who is your favorite author?
Jade Hamilton: Cathy Cassidy-she's so down-to-earth and her books are amazing. I wish she'd been around when I was growing up.

What is the best story you have ever written?
Jade Hamilton: I don't really think like that. I'm proud of all my work, but I wouldn't want to stop inproving.

What is some advice you would give new writers?
Jade Hamilton: Always be yourself, keep positive, take ANY critique with a pinch of salt and KEEP GOING.