Let sleeping blogs lie

For the foreseeable future, this blog is not active. As if that weren't obvious from the lack of posts. I can still be reached via email link, however. And my books live on. And my other blog, whoisjeremyjackson.com is very much alive (at least in contrast to this blog).

Cheers, y'all.


Yes, I am also Jeremy Jackson

Not that it's a huge secret or anything, but Alex Bradley is a pen name I use for my "teen only" books. I also write books under my real name, Jeremy Jackson, including two about teenagers, Life at These Speeds and In Summer.

Both these books are a little bit more serious and longer than my Alex Bradley books, but for those of you who are curious, and can't stand the long and agonizing wait for the next Alex Bradley book, I hope you take a look at them.


I Interview I

I, Alex Bradley, recently sat down with myself, Alex Bradley, and asked myself some questions. It was very cold in the room where me and me were sitting, so there was a lot of pressure on both me and me to speed things along so we could both go make some hot Ovaltine.

Alex Bradley: So, I see you’re growing a bit of a beard. What’s up with that?
Alex Bradley: Keeps my face warmer in the winter. I’m not sure I would call it a beard. Perhaps “scruff” is more accurate.
AB: Where’d you get those shoes?
AB: These are socks.
AB: Oh. Yeah, I see now.
AB: Can we move this along, please? America’s Funniest Home Videos is coming on soon.
AB: Absofruitly. Maybe you can start by talking about how you write.
AB: Well, I sit down and push these little buttons on my computer, and each button corresponds to a certain letter of the alphabet and in this way I construct words, then sentences, then paragraphs, then chapters, and then books.
AB: Wow!
AB: Not as exciting as it sounds, though. It’s mostly just me in a room alone.
AB: Yes, but you’ve got your characters for company!
AB: Sort of, I guess.
AB: In your most recent novel, Hot Lunch, the two main characters are girls. Are you a girl?
AB: No. But my mother is a woman, so I suppose I’m basically half female.
AB: Er...I never thought of it that way before.
AB: Lookit, I like girls better than I like boys, so it was only a matter of time until I wrote a book from the point of view of girls. Girls are about seven percent better than boys. That’s just my opinion, but it’s a pretty sound opinion.
AB: Do you ever talk out loud when you write?
AB: On occasion.
AB: What do you do when you’re not writing?
AB: Other things.
AB: Like...
AB: Like eating. Eating is fun.
AB: What’s your favorite meal of the day?
AB: Whichever one is next.
AB: Yes! Ha ha!
AB: Hardy har har.
AB: The characters in Hot Lunch have to take over the school’s kitchen, which means they have to learn how to cook. Do you like to cook?
AB: Cooking is one of the best things you can learn how to do. It will serve you well your whole life. Cooking something from scratch is one of the most satisfying things in the world, and serving it to people you love is one of the most rewarding.
AB: Yes! Wow!
AB: I like to make cookies, soups, waffles, pies, cornbread, puddings, pizza, pastas, grilled stuff, poached stuff, lasagne, cakes, stew, fondue, bon bons, ice cream—
AB: Homemade ice cream!
AB: —bread, custards, eggs, pancakes, yogurt, burritos, and lots and lots of other stuff.
AB: Well, all I can say is yummers.
AB: Exactly.
AB: I guess we’ll end our little conversation here. Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?
AB: Yes, I’d like to say hello, thanks, and send me an email.
AB: Very good. Let’s do this again sometime.
AB: Ok. But right now let’s go hit the Ovaltine.