Thursday, March 1, 2012

MFA Greensboro Alum Julianna Baggott Interviewed by Elliott Review

Author Interview + Giveaway: Julianna Baggott (Pure)
Today on the blog I'm excited to have the chance to interview Julianna
! Critically acclaimed, bestselling author Julianna Baggott also
writes under the pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. She has
published seventeen books over the last ten years. Film rights for her
forthcoming novel PURE have been acquired by Fox 2000. The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted,
written under pen name Asher, was published in spring 2011. There are
approximately 50 foreign editions of her novels to date.

You have written many books over the last ten years. How have you been able to make the time to write?

It's not easy -- like making a loaf of bread from dust swept up in the
corners. Making time is a creative act in and of itself. I have four
kids and have been a full-time professorial type, so those are more
demands -- ones I love. I have no hobbies. I have no spare time to
cultivate them. I have a system of writing that helps.
And yet I always heap more things on. I write essays -- sometimes
political ones -- and poems, and my husband and I co-founded a nonprofit
to get free books to underprivileged kids in Florida so that also slips
in. I will say that my husband is the stay-at-home dad, the home-maker,
as he likes to put it. It helps very much that my home is made -- by
him. He's also my creative partner and we're tied together throughout
each day. Somehow it works.

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