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06 June 2011

DC Green's Top Ten FAQs!

DC Green's Top Ten FAQs!

I get stoked whenever I receive e-mail, letters or even blackmail notes from readers. It's especially fantastic when fans tell me they love my books!!

What I mostly get asked are FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions. Here are the best of those questions, along with the worst of my answers!

Question 1: What does the 'DC' in 'DC Green' stand for?

Answer: My daughter reckons, 'Dangerous Chef'...

Question 2: When did you start writing?

Answer: I've always loved writing. By the time I was ready to be born I'd completed my first three books. I would have written more, but I wasted most of the time looking around for somewhere to plug in my laptop. When the doctor smacked me on the backside, I squinted at him and went, 'Waaah!' Which of course meant, 'Ah, you must be my agent!'
Okay, I'll try and be a little more serious ;-)...

Question 3: What was your job before you wrote Erasmus James & the Galactic Zapp Machine?

Answer: Before I became a children's author, I worked as a surf journalist. That dream job combined my love of surfing, writing and travelling. I had thousands of articles and stories published in about 30 countries, travelled the world, met every world surfing champion, won a few awards (for my writing, not for my surfing)... and lost part of my bum cheek on a tropical reef.

Question 4: Where did you get the great ideas for EJ& the GZM?

Answer: My daughter and stepson wanted a story with lots of jokes, ninja horses, mutant chooks, space travel, a cracking story-line and some good scares. I mashed these elements up in my brain blender and read the results to a lot of kids. Whenever they wandered off to the nearest Playstation, I threw that section out. Whenever the kids rolled around laughing on the floor and begged for another chapter, I knew I was on the right track.

Question 5: Will you please visit my school?

Answer: I love doing school visits and have worked out an interactive show that is filled with laughter and surprises. Just get your teacher or librarian to contact me, and I'll do my best to visit your school on my next book tour!
If your country doesn't have my books, send letters to your leaders!

Question 6: Where do you live?

Answer: I grew up in a small town on the South Coast of NSW in Australia called Ulladulla. Though the town isn't so small anymore, I still live there, along with one slightly crazy daughter, three very crazy cats and a blue-tongue lizard.

Question 7: What's your best writing tip?

Answer: Read a lot and write every day, even if just a few words. Imagination can be the best fun park in the universe!

Question 8: What are your plans for the future?

Answer: I plan to write a lot more children's books and become a billionaire author like JK Rowling (ha ha). Unlike her, I will donate 90 % of my profits to charity. I'd also like to still be surfing at age 109, hopefully on a tropical zapp planet with sponge-lined reefs!

Question 9: Why did you become a children's author?

Answer: I read the famous Harry Potter books and discovered they all told the same story, were predictable, flabby in parts and lacked any rip-snorting jokes, especially of the fart variety. I figured I could do a better job and so began work on 'Erasmus James & the Galactic Zapp Machine.' What fun it is to create worlds and characters! Now I'm hooked and will be a children's author till the day I do my final fart!!

Question 10: How can I contact you?

Answer: You can send me an e-mail from my profile page or leave a comment after any article. You can also send me smoke signals, but the only reply I know how to make is, "Help! My kitchen is on fire!!"

Bonus Question: What's your next project?

Answer: Can you keep a secret? The book I'm working on now (my best ever) is called... Stinky Squad! Did somebody say zombies and gross superpowers?
And the next two Erasmus James books have even more laughs, adventure, new zapp worlds and revelations!

Until next time.

Happy writing, reading and laughing,

DC Green


  • At Sunday, November 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    funny answers dc!
    make sure you post when your books are availale in the uk.

    sunny j

  • At Wednesday, November 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    yes I have question. where do you get your funny jokes from? this would make great radio.
    andy giles

  • At Thursday, November 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    When does the next book in the Erasmus series come out ? I can't wait ! Your stories are very adictive ! - John.

  • At Monday, May 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi im luke sylvester whats the cow gotta do with anything???

  • At Monday, May 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    and!!! do those kittens drive u up the wall i hate'm bye i cant w8 4 ur next book bi

  • At Monday, May 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    noobie nut case i hate ur book so dont make another ok

  • At Monday, May 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi what are HTML tags are they <>

  • At Tuesday, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    me and my friend are dieing to know
    please tell us what dc stands for
    please please please

  • At Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    stop slagging off harry potter, there far better than yours and if you went on some sites anywhere then you would realise that they are not predictable and JK ROWLING is famed for her unpredictibility and people everywhere are trying to gues whats coming next, and anyway if you havent got a posotive comment about things then dont comment on them atall

  • At Sunday, September 03, 2006, Blogger DC Green said…

    Okay, nine answers at once!

    Sunny j: Thanks! At the moment, you have to order online (through Bookmark Australia) to buy my books in the UK.

    Andy: I get my jokes from my strange imagination, life and assorted plunderings!

    John: My next Erasmus book has been delayed while I change publishers. When I know more about 'King of Kid's Paradise', this site will tell!

    Luke: Um... what cow?

    Noobie: the kittens are cats now. We kept two. No regrets - they make me laugh every day.

    Sorry Killa, I have many mnore books planned!

    HTML tags: yep.

    DC? Some harsh pro surfers reckon, 'Depth Charge.'

    Anonymous: Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I accept some people will hate my books and some will love them. I'm sure JK Rowling accepts the same thing.

    I actually think the Harry Potter books are great reads, but yes, there is much that is predictable! I'm even more thankful to live in a land where freedom of expression is allowed!

    Happy reading all,


  • At Sunday, November 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey DC,
    I think i will love your books. I haven't read them yet, but i will. You visited my school not so long ago so i went on your site. I is so cool.
    g2g(got to go)

  • At Monday, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey dc

    remember last time that you went to dubbo west public school i was there you made me laugh.

    bye dc green

  • At Wednesday, May 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi dc i was at your show at marist college pagewood and i thought you were awesome you were hilarious. the comment that anominius is that your books were a rip of harry potter but he's an idiot

    please come to our school again

  • At Tuesday, August 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    your show at wanniassa school was the best

  • At Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Anonymous N.M taylor said…

    I heard that you were coming to my school in brisbane tomorrow and i cant wait!!! Im gonna nag my parents to buy me one of your book, they sound funny. see you tomorrow!!! Bye!♦☺♦☻♦

  • At Thursday, May 06, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Harry Potter for Life!!!!!!!!!!!

  • At Tuesday, August 17, 2010, Blogger Mad Coco said…

    You seem really down to earth and a lot of fun!, no wonder my kids are fans...
    Good advice about the reading and writing everyday, the imagination truly is the best place, I always encourage daydreaming

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