My Guest Author this week is B.B.Taylor. A children's author and animal lover, she loves to write stories filled with colour and imagination. She writes under the name B. B Taylor because she has three daughters; Bethany, Bailey and Taylor. B.B's first ever book released was about one of her raccoons, Sox, who regularly attends book events with her.
Born in Birmingham, United Kingdom, B.B works with animals when she is not writing, specialising in animal education and therapy. Her animals and children and are her main source of inspiration and material for her books. She studied as a Youth, Community and Play worker and also has qualifications in Early Years and animal care, welfare and behaviour. She works with with over a 100 animals including raccoons, foxes, owls, lizards and many many more. She loves to write and dance.
B.B's latest book
B.B's most recent book Doodles and the Flower Lake was released on the 12th December 2015. It tells the story of Doodles, A clever little Pixie on a mission to retrieve some magic flowers. However whilst on her journey she becomes distracted and wanders off. Will she ever complete her task and find her way home?
Isn't the cover gorgeous? The book is illustrated by Holly Bushnell, who will be my Guest Illustrator next week. If you want to buy it then click here: Amazon
I asked B.B. to tell us a bit about herself
How did you get started writing?
As a child I absolutely loved writing, I had lots of books filled with little stories. But as an adult I was always conscious as to whether anyone would actually like what I had written, I started making up stories about the animals I work with, to help child relate to them and engage with them but I never wrote them down. One day a teacher at a school I was visiting asked me for a copy so I had to write it down. It all then evolved from there.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I own a raccoon called Socrates (Sox for short)
What was your favourite book as a child?
A spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
What’s your top writing tip for new writers?
Write about what you like. Don’t force yourself to write about something you don’t want to, if it doesn’t feel right then don’t do it. Capture all your ideas down no matter how silly they may seem you never know where they may lead.
You can find out more about B.B. here:
Here are some more of B.B. Taylor's books:
All available from Amazon
Thanks for dropping by, B.B. :)