Meet this week’s featured author, BK Bradshaw!
The Alien Logs of Super Jewels – Why does everything seem so easy for everyone else? As Jewels recounts her adventures from Kinderprison to Muddle School, she looks for clues to what sets her apart. Could she be an alien, a superhero, or something completely different?
What are you working on now?: I am in between books at the moment. I just finished, Crystal Brave: Moonie’s Escape, a first grade prequel of sorts to my middle grades series. Moonie’s Escape is in illustration at the moment, so I am working to promote The Alien Logs of Super Jewels, which will be released in late July.
Favorite quote: Life is a journey, not a race.
Who is the author/artist that inspires you the most, and why? Probably Ken Follett. He doesn’t write for kids as I do, but I admire his character development and also how he weaves science into his historic fiction novels. For example, in Pillars of the Earth, he didn’t just sprinkle in a bit of science; the physics of architecture were a major layer of the plot.
If stranded on an island, what one book would you keep with you? How to Survive on an Island, of course, but if that one was already checked out, I might have to chose DK’s History: The Definitive Visual Guide.
What are you reading right now? I’m reading Sophia’s Journal, by Najiyah Diana Maxfield, about a modern day Muslim teenager who falls in a river and wakes up in 1800’s Kansas.
Describe your ideal workspace…and then tell us about your actual one:
My ideal workspace would be a quiet office with a lot of books and windows with a view of the outdoors. It would be much less chaotic than my actual workspace, which is located in the great room of my kitchen/dining/living room area.
What advice do you have for other writers/artists?
Write daily, don’t assume anything, and take risks.
Where can readers find you online? www.bkbradshaw.com