Meet the Author: Philip Carter, IQ Guru

Visit Philip's Web site and see if you can answer the puzzle question: "Why does the Cheshire Cat hate Chichester?"

Philip Carter is the author of Peter Pauper's Game On! IQ Challenges. Philip was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. His first book, Take the IQ Challenge, was published in 1986; Philip has since published more than 100 brain-building titles for adults and children, most in co-authorship with Ken Russell. He is also author of several books of trivia, and co-author of The Ultimate IQ Book and its sequel The Ultimate IQ Challenge with Dutch writer Marcel Feenstra and Australian writer Christopher P. Harding. Philip's books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, and Romanian.

For more information about Philip and for extra puzzle fun, visit "The Enigmatic World of Philip Carter." Perhaps you can answer Philip's puzzle question: "Why does the Cheshire Cat hate Chichester?"

If you could invite any five people to dinner, whom would you choose?
John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare, and Groucho Marx.

What foods do you hate?
Anything I can’t spell (apart from rubarb, err rubharb, err rhubabe).

If you could live in any other country, where would you go?
Probably Vienna, Austria.

What mildly embarrassing song or musical artist do you secretly love?
I enjoy a wide range of music — all listed on my Facebook page — and am not embarrassed about enjoying any of it, really.

Favorite drink?

If you had one superpower, what would it be?
To cure all pain.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Raspberry ripple.

Who are some of your favorite authors of all time?
Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson.

What do you miss from your childhood?
Being spoilt rotten.

If you had a time machine and could travel to the past or future, what time period would you visit?

What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
Have successfully avoided strange food for nigh on 70 years.

What’s the last thing that made you laugh out loud unexpectedly?
Reading this questionnaire.

How do you want to be remembered?
Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!

Test your logic, math, and word skills! Philip Carter's Game On! IQ Challenges Set comprises three separate books with a total of 180 addictive IQ challenges of varying difficulty.

Image copyright © rook76 / Image of the Cheshire Cat from a British stamp series depicting famous smiles.