All you really need to know about Brooklyn Hudson is that she has a pet squirrel, Willow.
Ok, well, obviously that’s not all you need to know…but it’s really very cool, no?
To celebrate horror author Brooklyn Hudson’s debut novel, WISHBONE, and the other works she has coming over the next year or two, she was nice enough to answer some questions.
PAS: What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you there yet?
BH: I wanted to be everything. I get bored easily (always did) and I’m never happy having reached a goal; I’m only happy while striving for a goal. I read Cujo when I was ten-years-old, after my older brother suggested I was too young to get through it. I did get through it and I clearly remember looking at the photo of King at the back of the book and thinking, that’s what I want to do when I grow up. I had already been writing, starting with short stories about my classmates when I was seven. It wasn’t until I read Cujo that I narrowed down the genre and began striving for the goal of completing a full-length novel. I completed my first when I was fourteen-years-old. It was six-hundred pages of pencil written loose-leaf sheets, but it was a full-length, (probably) poorly written, horror-thriller (I still have it under my bed in a folder, though I’ve never read it since). I’ve continued to write ever since, so I guess I am there now. My other big goal was to direct films. I’ve spent the better part of the last decade directing and producing replica-rock stage shows, videos, and tours, but have yet to direct a full-length film. I am however in negotiation to direct my latest novel, WISHBONE. Meetings are still taking place…fingers crossed.
PAS: If you could talk to the 15-year-old Brooklyn for five minutes, what would you tell yourself?
BH: WOW! That’s a big one. I would tell myself to slow down, there’s more time than you think. I would tell myself to focus on your own dreams and stop trying to make everyone else’s dreams come true. I would also suggest I choose one or two things to be great at, rather than spending the next 25 years with your hand in ten pots.
PAS: What is your least favorite word?
BH: Slacks…I can’t stand that word!
PAS: Is there a voice inside your head? Can it sing?
BH: Yes there is a voice and it rarely takes a break. I sing all the time, but I don’t think that inner voice does.