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Meet My Character: Lily Collins

This is the second of my ‘character interviews’, where I pose some questions to a character in one of my novels.

Please welcome a very special character, the young Lily Collins from THE LIFE MAKEOVER CLUB! If you missed the first interview with Lily’s mother, Cara, here it is.


Name: Lily Collins

Age: 7 going on 37

Occupation: school student


1. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A lawyer, a politician, or a journalist. Maybe all of them.

2. What’s your favourite school subject?

English, or Science. No, English I think. Especially when we get to write stories. I wrote a really good one about kings and queens once, and my king was called Lord Viagra. Mum said I should choose a different name, but Dad said it sounded good. It made him laugh for some reason, I don’t know why. He also said the kingdom would rise in his honour… well, duh! He is a king, after all.

3. Who do you like best: Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny?

Well I do love chocolate, so I’m pretty pleased with the Easter Bunny, but I also love Santa because he brings me great presents like pink calculators and yearly planners. Plus, poor Santa has such a hard job, he deserves some recognition.

Hey, you forgot about the Tooth Fairy! I also like getting money under my pillow. But Mum says the Tooth Fairy has a new budget, so I only get fifty cents for each tooth instead of two dollars. The Tooth Fairy should really see an accountant, they help with money stuff, and Dad thinks the money that the fairy leaves could be tax deductable.

4. You have two little brothers, what do you think of them?

Sometimes I love them and sometimes they annoy me. Like Toby, he often wakes me up in the middle of the night when his teddy bear falls out of the cot. It wakes up Mum and Dad too, but they look terrible in the middle of the night so I try to help Toby sometimes so they don’t have to get out of bed and make grumpy faces. Jacob is good at drawing, but I got very angry once when he drew a martian on my pillow case in black texta.

5. Whats your favourite food?

I like sushi best. It tastes delicious and I like collecting the little fishy shapes they give you with the sauce inside them. I used to like chicken nuggets too, until I found out that they make them out of chicken boobies.  Now I don’t eat them. Chickens need their boobies.

Thank you, Lily, for chatting with us today!

You’re welcome. I like talking very much.


Do you have any questions for Lily? If so, leave a comment! 🙂

Meet My Character: Cara Collins

This is the first of my new ‘character interviews’, where I’ll pose some questions to a character in one of my novels.

First up we have Cara, from THE LIFE MAKEOVER CLUB!


Name: Cara Collins

Age: 26

Occupation: Mother of three, wife of one (until Channing Tatum realises he loves me), taxi driver, personal shopper, chef, room service attendant, nurse, housekeeper (a bad one), artist (unpaid as yet), magician (I’m great at making chocolates disappear), human vending machine up until six months ago, and… what am I forgetting? Did I say I’m a mother?

1. What do you like to do in your spare time?

If I ever get any I’ll let you know.

2. What’s your favourite part of the day?

When I’m so fast asleep not even an earthquake could wake me up. No seriously, I love it when I snuggle with my kids before bed. It makes it all worthwhile. Sometimes.

3. What do you think is the hardest part of being a mother?

When you’re awake.

4. What do you do before going to bed each night?

I write my ‘To Do List’ (which can take a while), and my ‘Done List’ (which usually takes me about fourteen seconds), and transfer the ‘not yet completed’ items from the previous day’s To Do List to the new To Do List, and then add ‘Notepad’ to the Shopping List because I’ve run out of room on the To Do List. Then my son wakes up and after attending to him I forget what I was about to write on the new To Do List and then I usually pass out with the pen in my hand.

5. What scares you most in life?

Not having my husband and kids around. I know I complain sometimes, but really, they are my world and I love them more than life itself.

Thank you, Cara, for taking time out of your busy schedule.

A little birdie told me your seven-year-old daughter, Lily ,will be joining us for an interview on Friday!

Yes, that’s right. God help me.


Do you have any questions for Cara? If so, leave a comment! 🙂