Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed


Question the Author


Who is your favourite author?  Who would you like to invite into school? If you could meet them, what would you ask them? Here’s your chance!


Your challenge is to think of some interesting questions that we could ask the author of your choice. Impress us with your ideas, and who knows, we might even post them off to see if we can find the answers.


David Walliams


Roald Dahl

Jacqueline Wilson

Anne Fine

Philip Pullan 


Francesca Simon


Examples of questions you could ask:

  • When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?
  • How long does it take you to write a book?
  • Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
  • What advice would you give a new writer?
  • How do you handle writer’s block?
  • Can you describe a typical writing day?



Remember the questions words. Here are a a few of them:


Where…..?                  When….?                     How….?


Why….?                      What…..?                    Who…..?