Anyway, I thought I'd try to transcribe the gist of the conversation here.
Me (A couple of minutes before we started): I keep thinking this is a radio interview - keep clearing my throat!
Them: Cramlington Learning Village says Hello to @nicolamorgan
Me: yikes, a twitter interview is a strange feeling. Hello Cramlington Learning Village!
Kirsty & Sophie: What's your best thinking and writing place?
Me: thinking: outside, walking with dog & no ppl! Writing: desk, home, no ppl...
Chris: what sort of dog do you have and what's it called?
Me: Hi Chris - yellow lab, called Amber. Eats snow & is completely mad!
Jaz: Have you ever put her in a book?
Me: Yes! She appeared in Mondays are Red, my first one. She behaved well, for a change Also, btw, ...(continued)...there's a character called Jaz in Chicken Friend. Unfortunately, she's not very nice. (Sorry!)
Kirsty: What was your favourite moment in writing Wasted?
Me: Kirsty - yikes, I'm not sure. Usually my favourite moment is writing the last line ;) but with Wasted I had some more...(continued)...like the beach scene & the spiked drink & Jess going to Jack's room first time, OH and Kerry puking on a gnome...
Chris: Will you be at the North East Book Award party in Jan?
Me: Chris - YES, I will def be at the #NETBA party! try to stop me! Will u all b there?
(Much screaming, apparently, in the library)
Timi: did u like our rap? (They'd sent me a rap they are going to perform at the award ceremony.)
Me: I was jst about to say, rap is AMAZING & I can't wait to hear it!
Jazz: Are u musically trained? great description when Jess sings Jack's music
Me: am musical FAILURE. Useless! All from my imagination, I'm afraid...
Me: Jaz, thanks re comment about the descrip of Jess singing Jack's music 1st time - lots of ppl like that bit!
Me: Can u tell me what all your favourite scenes were?
Them: Jess going in Jack's bedroom, the spiked drink, Jack dying
Me: You are cruel! Poor Jack (and Jess!)
Kirsty and Danielle: What are u writing now? Or is it a secret?
Me: it's called Brutal Eyes, set in London; very gritty, tough, brutal, very shocking. Is that good or bad??
Chris (or Timi - I can't remember): shocking is good, not frightening!
(I also asked them if they'd all tossed a coin for the ending and if the pigeon scene gave them a fright, but their answers have vanished off Twitter. I'll ask them in January.)
Them: We all have to go to class now. See you in January!
Me: Thank you!! See you in January. Fab questions.When they go back to school on Monday, they are going to play a coin-tossing game and one of them will win a book. With many thanks to Christine Athey for setting up the event. And I am really looking forward to the North East Teenage Book Award party. I was there once before, with Fleshmarket, and it was such good fun.