Blythe Woolston

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Blythe Woolston

<title>As a child</title><content> I was born in Montana. My dad was a logger and my mother worked as a cook. They tell me that I was a difficult baby: slow to talk, indifferent to affection, and attractive to rattlesnakes. Maybe that was true, but I talk way too much now and haven’t seen a rattlesnake for several years.</content><title>

As an adult</title><content> I was the first person in my family to go to university; I really had no choice because I was a book-loving day-dreamer who was unable to do useful stuff like cutting down trees. Even though I always liked to read, writing books was never my goal. I worked in libraries, taught school, and wrote indexes for books about history and science. In fact, I only started writing books because I wanted something to read one day, but I didn’t have a book like the one I wanted to read. As it turns out, writing fiction is very much like reading – at least the way I do it, which is without an outline or any idea how things will end.</content><title>As a writer</title><content> I’m not picky about where and when I write. If I were, I’d never get anything done. My life is very chaotic– or at least unpredictable.</content>

<title>Things you didn't know about Blythe Woolston</title><point1> I love watching jellyfish in aquariums. My favourites are the Sea Gooseberry and Moon Jelly. </point1><point2> I am nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other. I like using both telescopes and microscopes, but I refuse to wear glasses.</point2><point3> I am an atrocious speller. I have papers from the 5th grade that appear to have been written by a confused chimpanzee – it isn’t just the spelling; it is also the penmanship.</point3><point4> If my original career plans hadn’t gone wrong, I’d be a cowboy-astronaut. </point4><point5> The first time I took calculus, I got an F, which is to say I flat-out failed the course (...proving I was not destined to be a cowboy-astronaut). </point5><point6> When I travel, I collect sand from deserts and beaches. Sometimes I end up bringing sand home in one of my socks. Socks are handy little bags.</point6><point7> I like to try to repair machines. I fail more often than I succeed, but I like the process either way.</point7><point8> I like radishes.</point8><point9> I am afraid of bears, although I find them wonderful.</point9><point10> I am the least interesting person I know.</point10>

 
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