Welcome to the last in the current series of Open House Sunday Interview. In the next week or so I will be letting you know about the next theme for the interviews.
To end this series with a creative flourish, Australian writer Gregg Savage shares the background to his popular daily stories that has now reached the staggering 176 (by my count by today). That is true commitment and an amazing achievement. Gregg will also share is writing influences and his favourite movie and music. I am sure you will enjoy and as always… please let our guest have your questions and comments.
The Daily Tales by Gregg Savage
My name is Gregg Savage and, every day for the next year, I write and publish a free children’s story for everyone to enjoy.
The stories are finished only minutes before being shared with you. There are no ‘backup’ stories, with the narrative being inspired by something interesting I have thought about or experienced that day. Each story is designed to entertain and encourage acceptance while providing a fresh perspective to children on their daily experiences.
I have ended up here, because I managed to earn myself a bonus year of life.
Somewhere between October 13, 2016, and October 13, 2017, I convinced myself that I was 37, and not 36, years old. During a trivia game with some friends, I was asked my age. Having never been one to shy away from repeating the figure, I confidently replied that I was 37, to which my astutely mathematical friend responded that, since I was born in 1981, this was incorrect. In line with modern customs, I promptly asked my smartphone assistant to tell me my age. “You are 36 years old, Gregg,” the assistant responded in a slightly unsettling, motherly tone.