Name: Frank Saxton
Date of birth: 4 April 1952
Place of birth: Hastings
Now living in: Nelson
What is your favourite food?
Do you have a nickname and if so what is it?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
When I pooed my pants in Primer One.
Lying down, reading.
Who inspired you when you were little?
What were you like at school?
A good quiet boy.
What was your favourite/most hated subject at school?
Most hated: hard maths.
What was the book you most loved as a child?
None: I wasn’t much of a reader when I was a kid.
Which person from the past would you most like to meet?
Te Kooti (Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki).
Who is your favourite author/children’s author?
I don’t have one favourite.
Why did you want to be a writer?
When I die the book will still live.
Do you have a special place where you write your books?
A computer and keyboard and a quiet room.
What’s the best thing and worst thing about being a writer?
Best thing: holding the first copy in your hands
Worst: getting started.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you like to be?
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Get started and keep at it.
This interview is from 2002.