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Lokal is Lekker - An Interview with Hayley Chewins

I am so happy to share my interview with Hayley Chewins with you today. A little bit about Hayley; she writes books about magical girls with secrets and The Turnaway Girls is her debut. Hayley grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and she currently resides in Johannesburg. If you would like to know more about her, you can find her website here. And if you would like to purchase a copy of The Turnaway Girls you can buy one here. You can also find the book on Goodreads. About the Author What inspired you to start writing? I have always loved words. I learnt to read early and carried a notebook around with me from a young age. I wrote lots of songs, poems and beginnings of stories. I wanted to write novels and screenplays from about the age of nine, but the thought of writing something so long terrified me. It wasn’t until I was 23 that I wrote a draft of a novel all the way to the end. 
Why middle grade? I remember so vividly what it was like to be 10, and 11, and 12. It’s this really interest…

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