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‘Off the Cuff’ with Sue Segar

Sue Segar is an accomplished Cape Town-based freelance writer.  Prior to freelancing, she worked as a political reporter for many years and is now a sought after contributor to a variety of South African newspapers and magazines as well as JournoNews. My secret pleasure is … reading flaky magazines at the hairdresser and seeing if I can tear the pages I like out and keep them … My first job was … as a cub reporter on the Natal Witness in Pietermaritzburg, during the varsity holidays.  My most annoying habits are … biting my nails, smoking, breaking bits off rusks to pretend to myself that I am not eating the whole delicious buttermilky thing … A clear childhood memory is … running along paths in the Drakensberg mountains with my beloved friend Lois and my brothers and dad. What makes me really nervous is … the thought of being old and lonely with my kids living in Australia or something. Thank goodness for dachshunds. The best advice my parents gave me was … enjoy your …

Off the Cuff with artist, Deb Mostert

Contemporary visual artist, Deb Mostert lives and works from her home studio on the Ipswich/Brisbane border, Queensland, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia. To date she’s exhibited at 10 solo shows and been involved in more than 30 Group shows in a variety of exhibition spaces ranging from commercial galleries to Regional Galleries in Australia. Her main focus this year has been to get alongside people who lost possessions during the devastating Brisbane summer floods of 2011 and document their stories of loss and recovery through paintings and text. Should you wish to partner with Deb on this project and contribute to her target of over $3,000, visit http://pozible.com/floodobjectsproject. My secret pleasure is … shopping for fusty old books in second hand shops to add to my collection of fusty old books. My first job was … as a paste up artist back in the 80’s when ‘cut and paste’ was literally that. With a scalpel and rubber cement glue. Love the smell of rubber …

‘Off the Cuff’ with Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn is the author of the ARKANE thrillers, Pentecost and Prophecy. Joanna is also an entrepreneur and professional speaker. Her site for writers http://www.TheCreativePenn.com has been voted one of the Top 10 sites for writers 2 years running and offers articles, audio and video on writing, publishing and book marketing. Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn. My secret pleasure is … Hotel Chocolat 85% Madagascan dark chocolate. My first job was … Cleaning toilets in a dry cleaning factory. My most annoying habits are … being hyper sensitive to sound so wearing ear plugs a lot. A clear childhood memory is … flying over the Sahara when we moved to Malawi, Africa when I was seven. What makes me really nervous is … the moment before I start speaking at an event (although I am a professional speaker and enjoy it once I get started!). The best advice my parents gave me was … to floss. If I wasn’t an author, speaker & blogger, I’d be … a psychologist. I’m most thankful for … …

Off the Cuff with Author Papa Spyk

My secret pleasure is … my daughter Angelyna. My first job was … working in a morgue as I wanted to be a doctor. My most annoying habits are … playing with my hair (lol). A clear childhood memory is … camping in Jeffreys Bay on weekends. What makes me really nervous is … nothing. The best advice my parents gave me was … never ever give up. If I wasn’t an author I’d be … a doctor. I’m most thankful for … my daughter Angelyna. My favorite meal is … my mom’s veal. I know it’s good for me, but I hate … eating healthily. A book I love is … A Naughty Thing called Life by Papa Spyk. A song that resonates is … Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd. My ‘happy place’ is … South Africa. My most embarrassing memory is … I don’t get embarrassed. My hidden skill is … being sensual. If I was a dog, I’d be a … Great Dane. It’s a bit corny but I love … sex! I’m most at peace when … on the beach. Country …