Bokerah Brumley lives on ten permaculture acres, complete with sheep, goats, peacocks, turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks, chickens, five home-educated children, and one husband. She serves as the president of the Cisco Writers Club and moonlights as an acquisitions editor for The Crossover Alliance.
An Interview with Bokerah Brumley
Where did you grow up, and where do you live now? Tell us something a lot of people don’t know about your hometown.
I grew up in northeast Oklahoma. I’m from Claremore, one of the main places in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! The movie Where the Heart Is also fictionally portrays the area I grew up. Will Rogers is a local historical favorite (an entertainer from the 1920s), and he was born in the town next door, Oologah, Oklahoma. A lot of local landmarks are named after Will Rogers.
What is your favorite part of writing Paranormal fiction?
Quirky characters are some of my favorites, and I love meeting new fictional friends and going on their adventures. I have to say, sometimes I surprised at what they get up to.
Who or what inspired you to become an author?
My grandmother had a life-long obsession with reading. When I read some of the books she loved, I thought I could do it. I wasn’t good at it for a long time, but I’ve met some amazing people along the way, and they’ve each taught me something important and pointed me in a better direction.
If you weren’t an author, what would you be doing?
I’d probably have been a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Maybe I’ll still do that when my kids are all grown. I have another ten years before we’re there.
Do you have any pets? Please tell us about them!
I have a farm! That’s like having a lot of pets, isn’t it? We have about one hundred birds (peafowl (peacocks), turkeys, guineas, chickens, ducks, geese, and so on). Plus, we have sheep and goats. Dogs, cats, and lots of ladybugs.
Have you found your own real life happily ever after?
I think so. My hubs is one of a kind. Farmer Bill bakes in his spare time, and he keeps me fluffy. We have a house in the country with all the fresh air and sunshine we can use. It’s hard work, but it’s the best kind of happily ever after.
What is one book that impacted or changed your life that you think everybody should read? Tell us about it.
I loved Wee Sir Gibbie of the Highlands. It was a young adult adaption of a classic novel by George MacDonald. I also spent a lot of time in Marguerite Henry’s horse books (Misty of Chincoteague). Oh, I shouldn’t forget Nancy Drew! I devoured the older version of those books. They were so exciting.