Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of several historical novels, including For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy, which received starred reviews in Booklist and Kirkus Reviews and was an IRA Teacher's Choice, a VOYA Top Shelf Fiction selection, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and a Bank Street Best Book. She lives with her husband and two children in Bristol, Tennessee.
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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Ninety percent of writing is the application of the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair." Mark Twain

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin, from Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series. After that, Hari from The Blue Sword.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. It's always hard to be your own critic, but I'd guess impatience. I hate waiting.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising my children to become responsible, honest, open people.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. The ability to see things from other points of view--essential in a writer.

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