Viva IV Highly Commended: Belinda Moore, When the Cloud Hit the Kellys

What do you do in your day job/life? Aside from finishing my PhD, I manage the academic side of a chain of language schools that teaches English through a love for literature and writing.

What’s the earliest thing you remember writing?

The earliest story that I remember writing was about a koala family when I was in Grade 2. It was only about a page long, but I knew then that I wanted to be an author.

When do you like to write?

My golden time for writing tends to be between 2 and 4am.

If you could brunch with anyone, who would it be?

Stephen Fry, David Attenborough, or their spectacular hybrid clone.

Most important thing the Internet has taught you:

Even when something isn’t true, it still serves as great inspiration for writing.

A quotation you have used more than once:

'The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view' from Jack Kerouac's On the Road

What’s next?

A children’s novel about cosmonaut chipmunks.

This opportunity has been made possible by the support of IPEd and the NSW Society of Editors.