Alexandra Bracken wrote BRIGHTLY WOVEN as a birthday present for a friend, and the story grew and flourished during a year of unpredictable, wild weather. A native of Arizona, she is a recent graduate of the College of William and Mary, where she majored in History and English. She now lives in New York City. BRIGHTLY WOVEN is in stores today!
If you had asked me this five years ago, I would have said Revolutionary War-era Virginia... but seeing that I spent the last four years living in Colonial Williamsburg, I'm going to have to go with... ancient Athens! I would really love to see Athens at the height of its power and prominence. It's kind of a dork answer, but I'm part Greek and have been obsessed with mythology since I was but a wee little girl. That said, I wouldn't want to LIVE in ancient Athens...
A terrible curse, a great love story? Oh, that's no good. How about:Wizards, curses, romance, adventure, war, wild weather :)
Hah! These answers totally change depending on my mood and the day of the week. :) But I'm going to go with MATILDA by Roald Dahl and...
Ron Weasley. What can I say? I'm a total sucker for gingers.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
THE COLLECTOR'S DAUGHTER, mostly because my childhood was so bizarre and wonderful. My dad is what you might call a Big Time Star Wars collector... so I spent a lot of time at antique shows and in toy stores.
Girl with her head in the clouds.
For more information about Alexandra Bracken and her books, please visit her website here.