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Welcoming Primrose Chindundundu to Magic Mouse Books, Author of 'Giraffe the Curious.'

Primrose is a Healthcare Professional who works with young children and is the debut Author of ‘Giraffe the Curious.’

She lives in leafy Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire with her family. She loves nature and going for walks with her two young daughters. The trees and nature surrounding the area inspire her to breathe life into her words. Primrose has always loved writing and started off with poems in her teens. She is inspired by her daughters, who are always curious and inquisitive, who love to read and look at pictures.

She hopes ‘Giraffe the Curious’ will inspire further curiosity about life and a desire to learn and grow despite the challenges of you may face.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

PC: Mainly from my lived experiences. I am not much of a talker, more of a thinker and I express myself best through writing.

What is the best part of your day?

PC: Break of dawn (if ever I am awake). That part of the day feels calm, clean, undisturbed and the birds are starting to tweet their morning song. I just feel at peace and can meditate and pray.

Who is your favourite singer and what is your favourite song?

PC: I have quite a few favourite artists that I like. At the moment my favourite artist/group is Bethel Music and favourite song is ‘Always Good’ sung by Hannah McClure.

If you could change your name, what would it be?

PC: I wouldn’t, I love both my names. My first name is ‘Ruvarashe’ which means God’s Flower. This is a Shona name, A Zimbabwean dialect. I was born in Zimbabwe to a Zimbabwean father and Malawian mother. I came to live in the UK when I was 14 years old.

How long have you been writing?

PC: Since I was about 15 or 16 years. I started expressing myself through poetry , that is my first love.

What inspired you to start writing?

PC: I love reading and started reading from a young age. I used to read so much that I just started writing without even planning or thinking about it.

What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting out?

PC: Read, Read and read loads. Keep writing and perfecting the skill, it only gets better with each day.

What would we most likely find you doing on a weekend?

PC: Chasing after my two children and being silly.

What are you really bad at?

PC: Singing!

What book are you reading at the moment?

PC: I have just finished Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Zikora, A short Story.’ I am now reading ‘I am not your baby mother. What it’s like to be a black British mother.’ By Candice Brathwaite.

What fictional place would you like to visit most?

PC: ‘The Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ as described by the late Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?

PC: I would like to buy my mother a house and a car. Buy my dad his dream car. Buy a house of my own and help any family members in need. Invest the rest for my children’s future.

Which season is your favourite?

PC: I love winter. I love to be warm and snug and have lots of hot chocolate and of course Christmas!

What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?

PC: Watching a really good movie or reading a really good book

What’s your favourite food?

PC: I love anything pasta and cheese!

Where you would you love to travel to?

PC: Anywhere in Europe.

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