Another young author interview for you today for the Twisted Fairy Tales Anthology! To learn more about Alternate Ending Publications and the project titled the Twisted Fairy Tales Anthology, visit their Facebook page! To preorder the anthology, click here!
J.M Bach believes that home is where the heart is. She’s moved six time and lived on both coasts. She now resides colorful Colorado with her parents, two sisters, three dogs, and as many books as she can find space for. She is a third-generation writer; both her mother and her mother’s mother are published authors.
From an early age, J.M. believed the best stories had a bit of magic. When she’s not writing, you find her in the barn surrounded by horses. She is also an avid superhero fan and is always waiting for the next big superhero movie to debut.
How long have you been writing? Did any person, book, or movie inspire you to write?
I have been writing for about three years, just short stories that my mom and Nana read. They were the people who inspired me to write because they were both such great storytellers.
Where did you get inspiration for your new spin on a classic fairy tale?
I was thinking about how to modernize it a little and I had just finished watching a Supernatural episode so I thought, why not not make them demon hunters? It’s a cool spin and I love to make girl characters who can kick butt.
If you could live in any book world for one week, what fictional place would you choose and why? What does your world look like?
I would choose Narnia because even if I’m not magical, like the main characters, I get to see a lot of magical creatures. My world is pretty normal looks wise, the anything thing not normal are the characters.
What excites you most about being chosen by Alternate Ending Publications to take part in this innovative anthology project?
I was the most excited by actually being chosen by people who actually write for a living. It’s really cool to be able to do my own twist on a fairy tale as well.
What was your favorite fairy tale growing up?
Jasmine and Aladdin was probably my favorite fairy tale growing up.
What is your favorite genre to read and what makes you gravitate to that particular type of story?
Paranormal/Fantasy is my favorite genre by a long shot. I think it’s my favorite because I love the idea of a world with magic in it.
Why do you think people are so drawn to fairy tales?
It gives an escape and intrigues people with the magic of it all.
What’s your next project going to be? Any hints?
I honestly have no idea, I have almost thirty story ideas on my phone. Any of those would probably work.
If you could bring one mystical or magical thing into reality what would it be?
Camp Half-Blood from the Percy Jackson series because that might make the rest of the series real too, which would be awesome.
What advice do you have for other kids who are interested in pursuing a path as an author? What lessons have you learned along the way?
It’s okay to be nervous about letting people read your stuff, I certainly am. Don’t let it stop you from doing what you want, you never know what will happen. I’ve learned that story ideas come from everywhere and your fans, be they your family or friends, will always be there for you.