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Q&A with £1 book author, Jill Marshall

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By Colman Getty

Jill Marshall turned her back on a successful career in human resources to follow her dream of becoming an author. She tells us why she’s never looked back

Jill Marshall

When you were little did you always want to be an author or something else?

I’ve always wanted to be an author, for as long as I remember, but I’m sure I wanted to be a vet at some stage too. And an actress. Oh, and a singer in a band. But mainly an author.

How or when did you start writing?

I’ve written loads of story from being about eight years old, then carried on right through to about 15 when someone suggested I should have a go at journalism, and I went off the whole idea. I only wanted to make things up! Then in 2000, after I’d done lots of other boring stuff for many, many years, I decided to start again. I took a degree in Writing for Children, met lots of other lovely writers, and haven’t stopped since.

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