jon blake

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Gender Male
Industry Manufacturing
Occupation Story manufacturer
Location Cardiff, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm the writer of over 50 titles for teens and tinies; over a quarter million sold worldwide. I'm a BBC Talent awardwinner for radio comedy and have also written for tv and the stage. Currently visiting lecturer in creative writing at the University of Newport; in the past have been a teacher, community centre warden and just about everything under the sun. I'm also a songwriter (see my soundclick site) and activist.
Interests Gardening, birds, performing and recording music, writing, political activism, crosswords, cats, cooking, Christ that sounds boring., Should have mentioned the alligator wrestling.
Favorite Movies Land and Freedom, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Taxi Driver, Eraserhead, The Jerk, This Is Spinal Tap, Sideways, Kes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Phantom of Liberty, Frida, Reykjavik 101, Glengarry Glen Ross, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Favorite Music Ash, Clash, Jam, Verve, Eels, Pogues, Faithless, Mary Coughlan, Dylan, Bob Marley, Arcade Fire, Asian Dub Foundation, Ivor Cutler, Weakerthans, Four Tops, REM, (later) Leonard Cohen, Iggy Pop, Andy Sheppard, Green Day, Presidents of the USA, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Super Furries, Steel Pulse, Van Morrison, Morcheeba, Tom Waits, Damien Dempsey, and probably lots more I've forgotten to mention.
Favorite Books The Third Policeman, Professor Branestawm, Gullivers Travels, Year One of the Russian Revolution, Huckleberry Finn, Sons and Lovers, Fathers and Sons, Praxis, The House at Pooh Corner.

You get to ride the big roller coaster three times in a row. What will keep your dad from taking a bite out of your candy apple?

My dad is 87 and riddled with arthritis. This question is in very poor taste.