Authors Answer 64 – Authors’ Childhood Dream Jobs

I remember one time I asked my first grade teacher how to spell paleontologist, and she didn’t know either.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

Did authors always want to grow up to be authors? Some did, of course. But most probably didn’t think of writing as a profession that they wanted to do. There’s a wide variety of jobs, and most probably wanted to do something entirely different.

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Question 64 – When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Linda G. Hill

I always wanted to be a veterinarian, probably because I read All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot at a young age. But come high school I took physics instead of biology because I couldn’t stand the thought of dissecting a frog. By that time I was much more interested in human psychology anyway. Though I never went to university to study what makes people do the things they do, psychology continues to fascinate me.

Allen Tiffany

First a scuba diver, then a soldier…

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3 thoughts on “Authors Answer 64 – Authors’ Childhood Dream Jobs”

  1. And I spell it palaeontologist, but that’s the British/Canadian/Australian way. Surprising how similar our interests are. I used to watch a lot of anime when I was in university, but now that I live in Japan, I hardly have an interest for it at all. Funny how that works.

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