…the gorgeous Shirley Marr is in the spotlight. Shirley has been writing since she was in primary school. Despite being slammed in Yr 8 for writing an avant-garde story and fired from the Yr 12 yearbook committee, writing has always been her passion.
I don’t personally celebrate Christmas myself, so I end up celebrating it with anyone who will take me into their home. I like to eat their food and watch everyone being merry. I also like to wear a paper crown out of a cracker. I try and observe what Christmas means to everyone around me like an alien, it’s fun!
What was your favourite Christmas present ever?
My Macbook, which I wrote Fury on. And which I’m hopefully going to write many, many more novels on!
What was your worst Christmas present ever?
An Edward Cullen barbie doll last year. But by the longing looks I constantly flash at it, I might secretly love it.
What book will you be reading this Christmas?
‘Christmas Carols From the Kennel’ by “Santa Paws” (published by Red Dog) – I have it personally signed by Santa Paws, who I can’t reveal the secret identity of or else it will certainly get me on the Naughty List.
If you ever had the chance to meet Santa what would you say?
I would ask him “is it true that the Easter Bunny doesn’t exist?”
Have you ever kissed someone under the mistletoe?
I’m still waiting (sad face).
Did you ever appear on Santa’s ‘naughty’ list…if so, what did you do?
I suspect I appear on Santa’s naughty list every year. When I buy a pack of chocolate biscuits I always say ‘I’ll just have the one’, but I end up eating the entire packet in one go, so I am a terrible liar. I deserve to be on that list!
What’s your favourite Christmas song?
‘Last Christmas’. ‘Because Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away’… why would anyone do that?
What food do you always eat too much of at Christmas time?
Plum pudding with brandy custard! I literally drink the custard. And Christmas cake. I ended up stealing all the pieces with the glace cherries in it.
If you could invite 5 people to your Christmas dinner who would they be?
I like the idea of finding five people I know who are completely alone for Christmas and inviting them together.
If you had your own reindeer what would you call it?
What decoration do you put on the top of your Christmas tree?
A tiny Andrew Kelly cut out. Because he’s an Angel for wanting to publish my book.
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