Today’s guest author is B B Shepherd and we’re featuring her YA novel Bronze (The Glister Journals) later this week. The first feature is her interview, so let’s meet her!
What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
When I don’t have to be out in it, I love to be able to watch it out a window, curling up with a favorite book and cup of tea, maybe some Romantic era music on in the background. I’d probably be cuddling with my cat, Buu, too.
You’ve found a time machine on your driveway this morning – where are you going to go in it?
A TARDIS I hope! With David Tennant inside? (Sorry, sidetracked . . .)
I would love to go back to Regency England. It’s my favorite historical period. I’d like to explore the countryside as well as London and take lots of notes for a future novel. Can I take a camera as well?
It’s your fantasy dinner party – who are your guests?
I thought this would be an easy one until I really thought about it, and I could have gone in a completely different direction, but here goes: Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, David Bowie, C S Lewis, J K Rowling, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure, Pierre-August Renoir, Albert Einstein, Robert Downey Jr. and Ellen DeGeneres. And my closest friends, of course. I think that would make for a pretty interesting and entertaining party. Can you imagine Jane Austen and Amanda Palmer in conversation? LOL.
If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
I’m not sure if it’s a superpower, but I’d like to fly. I used to have dreams of flying all the time when I was growing up, which is very strange—I’m terrified of heights!
One food you would never eat?
Horsemeat. It would be like eating a human being to me. The same goes for dog or cat.
What are you working on at the moment – do you have any other books in the works?
I am working almost exclusively on the second Glister Journals novel, but I’m constantly adding to notes on the last two books in the series and write ideas for other projects when I get them. My next, after the series is finished, will be a historical romance.
What has been your most rewarding experience since being published?
It is a thrill every time I find out someone likes Bronze, especially if they write a review expressing their thoughts on it. To have others “get” it, on any level, is extremely satisfying. When they like the characters I’ve created, it’s as if they like me too. Because of that I’ve made some very special friends and I hope I get to actually meet them one day!
If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world which would it be?
That’s a really tough one, but my favorite world is still Narnia.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
Oddly, I don’t remember ever wanting to be anything in particular when I was little. At thirteen I had decided I wanted to be an animal conservationist in Africa. I kind of lost interest in future plans through my middle teen years—my attention became pretty equally divided between music, books, horses, and boys!
How did you know you should become an author?
I’ve written in one form or another all my life, but I had begun writing short stories for myself as a form of escape after losing my mother. When an idea I’d had forever seemed to take on a life of its own and began evolving into something bigger than I had ever imagined, I decided to go for it. It became something of an obsession and still is! The characters became so real I had to constantly write to get them out of my head! (Oh dear, that sounds slightly psychotic, doesn’t it?)
Aside from Writing: Come back later this week to check out an exciting excerpt from the opening pages of Bronze and remember to enter the MASSIVE book giveaway here on the blog, where you could win books by all our featured authors!
Want to know more? Check out the links!
Series website: http://www.theglisterjournals.com/
Author’s Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4984592.B_B_Shepherd