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Beverley MacDonald

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Beverly Macdonald is an Australian writer of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. She is one of the many genre writers living in Melbourne, Australia and was there in 1996 when Festivale was born.

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

I haven't been involved with organised fandom. I have had long conversations discussing books ad hoc with people who shared a love of science fiction.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?


Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

Probably Marion Zimmer Bradley

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?


Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Jeff Kennett.

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)


What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

A living. Yes, I'd like to be able to feed my children.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

Finding out about myself.

submitted by Ali Kayn

Interviewed: Nov, 1994

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