Hey everyone! We interviewed Melody J. Bremen, author of The Boy Who Painted The World. Read on below to find out the books that inspired her, what she does in her downtime, and what she’s excited about right now!
Hi Melody! So to start off, can you tell us about the three books that inspired your writing?
It’s so hard to choose only three! Here are some of my favorites:
- The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
- The False Prince by Jennifer A. Neilsen
- The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
As a writer, you obviously do a lot of writing. But what do you do when you’re not writing?
I read. A lot. I work full time, I spend time with family and hang out with my friends.
What’s the hardest thing about writing, for you?
Definitely editing. After spending so much time and effort on a first draft, it’s difficult to go back and rip the entire thing to shreds. My dream is that one day I will finish a draft and see that it only needs minimal edits. Wow, that is nerdy dream.
Well, we hope that nerdy dream comes true someday! So what are you excited about right now?
I’m working on my first young adult fantasy novel. It’s called The Prince of Korin and it’s full of palace intrigue. The estimated release is this Fall 2017.
Alright! One last question – which book of yours do you recommend readers start with?
The Boy Who Painted the World – it’s a sweet middle grade novel about a homeless boy who never gives up on his dreams. Great for kids and kids at heart!