Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques

Biography

Author Profession: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Born: June 15, 1939
Died: February 05, 2011
Birth Sign: Gemini

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Sometimes, I get ideas from dreams. Often, my stories are based on adventures that I, or my friends, have actually lived.

I wrote about a bird that cleaned a crocodile's teeth. The story was so good that my teacher could not believe that a ten-year-old could write that well. I was even punished because my teacher thought I'd lied about writing it! I had always loved to write, but it was then that I realized that I had a talent for it.

I wanted to write something visual that I could read to the children. This was when I created the idea of Redwall Abbey in my imagination. As I wrote, the idea grew, and the manuscript along with it.

I am a people watcher and I have a very good memory.

I sometimes think it ironic for an ex-seaman, longshoreman, truck driver, policeman, bus driver, etc... to find success writing children's novels.

I enjoy walking my dog and completing crossword puzzles.

I still pinch meself when I wake up of a morning. Who ever thought I'd be a children's author - let alone a best-selling children's author?

Kids are more drawn to animal characters than human.

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I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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