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Tom Davis

By Colette Mahoney | Posted: Tuesday June 11, 2019

An interview with Kavanagh student Tom Davis, the author and illustrator of Lizard, a story about a small lizard on a huge mission.

Q: What drove you to write and illustrate your own book?

A: I have always loved reading books and I  have a large imagination. So one day I decided to write a book of my own.

Q: Have you written any other books?

A: Yes I have written several other smaller books.

Q: Is Lizard your first published book?

A: Yes but certainly not my last!

Q: Tom who are your literary inspirations?

A: Cressida Cowell and Tui T. Sutherland are two of my favourite authors. I was fortunate to meet and speak to Dave Pilkey and also see Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton live at the Regent Theatre.

Q: Have you enjoyed the publishing process?

A: Definitely! It is so cool to see how publishing a book works and to combine my love of writing with my love of drawing.

Q: What would be your advice to other budding authors?

A: Limit your time spent gaming to foster your imagination and write about something you love!

Q: Will there be a Lizard sequel?

A: Indeed and its title is going to be Komodo. I have started it already so watch this space.

Thank you for the interview Tom. What a fantastic achievement.  We have copies of Tom's book Lizard in the school library. They cost $20 with 10% of profits going to the Syrian Refugee community.

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