Your brain is a super computer
It stores all sorts of juicy tidbits without you even knowing it. Here’s an example of my creaky old writer’s computer brain in action.
- Was about 90 years old
- Wore a man’s dressing gown all winter instead of an overcoat
- Carried her books in a bucket
- Ran a stick of chalk across her top lip when she was thinking, so she always had a white moustache
- When narrowing her eyes at you, was absolutely terrifying
And now to that Poppy Cat.
I stuck Poppy in just as she is this time – didn’t even change her name. Except I left out one aspect of her character. She sometimes, out of the blue, chucks a (real) hissy fit and tries to bite and scratch! In other words, the Poppy Jose in the book is a rather, shall we say … sanitized version of the real Poppy Calder.
About the author: Charlotte Calder
Charlotte Calder is the author of The Ghost at the Point and Stuck! , which was a Notable Picture Book, CBCA Awards 2010 and shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2010. Both are published by Walker Books. Also four YA novels published by Pan Macmillan: Settling Storms, Cupid Painted Blind, Surviving Amber and Paper Alice.