Adam Wallace has a plethora of highly entertaining kids books to his name.
If you are very lucky you can spot him at the very wonderful RedHill Market, Melbourne, Australia – be sure to head over for a chat! (Don’t forget to bring a Triple decaf soy latte with a twist of lemon!)
Adam’s latest book, Rhymes With Art – Learn Cartooning the Fun Way, uses rhyming stories to help you learn how to draw cartoons!
Tell us about you in 25 words or less.
I’m 5’10, have skinny legs, smile a LOT, laugh a LOT, I get shocked when people call me Mr Wallace, and I like monkeys.
What makes you happy?
Creating, laughing, not rushing, seeing other people succeed, going to concerts, taking siestas, talking like a pirate, playing golf … that reminds me, I’m teeing off in an hour!
Where have you always wanted to visit, but haven’t made it to … yet?
Frankston … haha, just kidding, I have been there! I would love to go to Disneyland. It is where total creativity lives.
Where is your favourite place to write?
Anywhere. I don’t have a favourite place. If I am writing, that place right there at that moment is my favourite … unless I’m stuck and can’t think of anything awesome … then that place sucks.
What’s the best thing about being a published author?
Everything. Absolutely totally everything.
What’s the strangest question you’ve ever been asked?
Q: Why are your ears pointy like an elf?
A: Because I’m half-elf.
Response: Oh. Okay.
Who or what inspires you?
Anyone who refuses to stay down when they’re knocked down. Anyone who not only talks their dreams but goes for them. Anyone who isn’t scared to be themselves, regardless of what other people think.
What is your worst habit?
Hitting the keys on the keyboard really hard when I type. My space bar now barely works, and the people in the nursing home next door haven’t had a good afternoon nap in three days.
Your favourite word(s)?
Awesome … because it’s AWESOME!
What is on your TBR pile?
The Fault in our Stars. (Great choice! – Emma).
Your most embarrassing memory?
Telling a story to my dad over the phone, getting a bit wrong, cracking it, and throwing every single book off my Grandmother’s bookshelf around her flat in one of the biggest tantrums ever seen in St Kilda.
Did we forget anything?
I can’t remember.
Just for fun
Tea or coffee? Triple decaf soy latte with a twist of lemon … just kidding. Tea!
Paper books or e-books? I’m happy reading either, but the feel and weight and smell and texture of paper books gives them the edge.
Vegemite or Marmite? Vegemite … Mum forced Marmite on me when I was little. It’s gross. Promite was okay though.
Write or type? Type at the moment. I can type faster than I write, and my hands don’t get as sore.
Poetry or prose? Poetry … no-one beats Dr Seuss.
Beach or bush? Bush
Hot or cold? Cold … at least you can rug up and still do stuff!
Thank you Adam Wallace!