Meet the Author: BB Taylor
It's important to stand out in the world of children's books, and BB Taylor does just that. A self-proclaimed professional daydreamer, it's not just BB's shock of purple hair that keeps her apart from the crowd. The author's positive attitude, creative spark, and driven nature were evident from the moment she first approached us. Her latest book, The Vigilante Tooth-Fairy is a children's chapter book that captures the author's passionate energy and channels it into a fun and fantastical adventure that kids will love (pre-order here).
We're so excited to be on this journey with BB and we're hoping that many of you will be along for that ride too. Therefore, we thought it was best to give you a little introduction. We put together a set of questions for you to get to know BB Taylor, discover her inspirations and understand why we're so excited to be working with this awesome new author.
Everyone, let us introduce to you... BB Taylor and let BB introduce you to The Vigilante Tooth Fairy!
1) To kick things off. Tell us something interesting about yourself (apart from that you’re an awesome author!)
I’m a blue belt in kickboxing and I use to play the saxophone and steel drums.
2) What was the moment that made you want to become an author?
I’ve always loved writing and escaping into words, but I never actually thought about becoming an author until one day I realised I was an author.
3) Can you tell us a little bit about your latest book, The Vigilante Tooth Fairy?
It started off with a paragraph nothing more and for about 2 years it sat there untouched and then just one day it clicked and I pretty much wrote the first draft in one go, I knew Mouse needed to show the world what she was made of
4) What inspired the new book?
I love fairy tales but I feel sometimes they are written to pre-made rules I wanted to change that I wanted a hero that did the wrong thing even if it was for the right reasons.
5) How did you come up with the characters? Are any of them based on you or people you know?
I have a little sister (who’s much taller than me) and she’s called Faith, she’s awesome but usually, my characters aren’t anyone I know that’s why it’s so fun writing the story to get to know them.
6) Is there anyone who gets to hear all your ideas before anyone else?
My friend Bob puts up with me ringing him at random times to ramble about new ideas and characters in my head.
7) Have you got any advice / top tips for authors looking to get published?
Don’t give up, but don’t rush. Let your story be the best it can be before you submit it, join a critique group, share it with people you trust but make sure it is the best you can offer, don’t sell yourself short.
If it’s children’s books you’re writing look at joining the SCBWI they are amazing for support.
8) Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy?
Yes, of course, she’s paying me in sugar-free treats to write this and raise awareness of the plight of tooth fairies everywhere!