Summoner author Taran Matharu answers all 22 of our quickfire Q&A questions!

1) When I was 5 years old I wanted to be…

A Palaeontologist – which would mean studying dinosaurs and their fossils! Of course, I also wanted to be a writer. And if you check out the concept art for my newest book series, you can see that those two passions have finally met!

2) If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item would be…

A solar powered laptop with an internet connection :P.

3) The last song I listened to…

Warriors – Imagine Dragons

4) The first album I ever bought…

Encore by Eminem

5) The book I’ve read the most times…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

6) The book I always recommend to others…

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

7) My favourite chocolate bar…

Snickers!

8) The item I have more of than anything else…

Unused notebooks 😜

9) The last time I went to the cinema…

Four days ago. I tend to go to the cinema at least twice a month, usually four or five times!

10) The thing I could never give up…

Writing.

11) My choice of superpower…

Immortality.

12) The book (by another author) that I wish I had written…

Harry Potter, of course!

13) If I could pick any actor/actress to play my latest lead character…

After seeing Nick Robinson’s performance in Love, Simon, I think he would do an amazing job with Fletcher.

14) The one piece of advice I would give my teenage self…

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

15) If I had to choose between saying everything I think or never speaking again…

Never speaking! My mind runs at a mile a minute half the time, I’d never shut up!

16) My favourite city in the world…

Tokyo. Amazing food, fascinating culture.

17) The person I call when I need cheering up…

My mum.

18) If I could go back to any time in history…

Ancient Rome, around the time of Julius Caesar and Octavian.

19) The best invention ever…

The internet.

20) My most used emoji…

😜

21) The best thing about being a writer…

Doing my job from anywhere in the world!

22) The Hogwarts house I belong to is…

Ravenclaw. I think most authors do!

 

Taran’s latest novel, THE OUTCAST, is a prequel to his bestselling Summoner trilogy. It’s out now in hardback and ebook!