Before you get lost in my feathery labyrinth,
this post is a part of this wonderful thing
My name is Bokerah. I write speculative fiction under B. Brumley and Bokerah Brumley. As a wife and mom to five, I’m weirdly addicted to peafowl, permaculture, and blue hair color.
I ❤ Star Trek (all forms – I’m pan-Trekkie).
I ❤ Doctor Who.
I ❤ LotR and the Hobbit.
I jump on the trampoline whenever I have writer’s block. Now I have to chastise our sheep dog. She gets writer’s block, too. 🙂
My oldest two help me work out plot issues. They are the reason I write clean young adult/new adult/adult. My younger three are the reasons I’m interested in Middle Grade.
❤ Plus, MG kids are pretty freaking amazing. ❤
At my first writers conference (#DFWCon), I learned about Pitch Wars. Last year, I entered with a YA Scifi. I wasn’t selected, but I loved the community and the feedback so much that I’m back for seconds. 🙂
My Pitch Wars submission began as a flash fiction work that’s scheduled to be published in the July 2016 issue of Havok magazine. That piece grew into this unpublished middle grade fantasy novel about twelve year old Imani, an elf at an urban middle-school, struggling to fit in with humans. Her mother saved all year for their summer vacation: a camping trip to Faraway Woods where Imani learns to be the superhero the world needs. Oh, and there’s a mood-change cape.
It’s 30,000 words – ish. I’m still polishing, terribly nervous.
- Honorable mention in the first round of the 2016 NYC Short Story Challenge for Agent Ordinary. (Yep, I’m totally bragging about losing in the first round.)
- Two urban fantasy novellas published through Clockwork Punk Press and Bathory Gate Press.
- Alternate history short story, Marilyn ReImagined, scheduled to be published in September 2016.
- Free anthology that topped its category (5,000 copies downloaded within the first month).
- Growing a presence on Wattpad
- Serving as a jury member for Mash Stories.
- Official bio (Cheese Warning)
Aaaaah! You know what this means?
I’m going to sub to Pitch Wars 2016.
It was one of my favorite Twitter-Pitch-Fests of 2015.
One More Thing
The whole #PitchWars thing is pretty incredible, so thank you to Brenda Drake and all of you for making it possible. Hope inspires. Someday, I’ll have long-hauled enough to break in. I can’t wait until my year to apply to be a Pitch Wars mentor.
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