Her work can be found in Havok Magazine (July issue), Southern Writers Magazine (Summer 2016 issue), Echoes of Liberty (The Clarion Call Book 2), The Stars at My Door (April Moon Books), A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology: Fantastic Creatures, and three more upcoming anthologies.
She was awarded First Place in the FenCon Short Story Contest, Third Place in the Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest, and Fifth Place in the Children's/Young Adult category for the 85th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. More recently, she was selected as a 2016 Pitch Slam! finalist.
A Little About
Woe for a Fairy: Keepers of New York (Book One)
Until I made one and woke up naked in the middle of Central Park.
The cost of retribution gouged between my shoulder blades.
Now I’ve got to choose between Jason, the priest who’s hiding something, and Arún, the off-world Fae that believes I’m his prophesied queen.
Mortality was supposed to be easy.
Author's Rating: PG-13. There are heavy themes and some sensual/sexual situations. You can read more information on titles written under B. Brumley here.
Ten Things You Should Know About
I listen to Lindsey Stirling a lot. The beat keeps me moving forward, but the lack of words helps me stay focused on the story at hand. I have a tendency to sing along with anything I know, so that makes it hard to finish a sentence when I’m typing.
2. What is the first thing you remember writing?
I wrote a poem for my mom. I was around seven, I think. It was terrible, but that was the first time I remember writing anything. I wrote all through my teenaged years, but I had the bad habit of not finishing anything. In 2015, I joined an online writing group (the Blazing Indie Collective). They inspired me to take a story from conception to publication. It’s been pedal-to-the-metal since.
3. At what moment did you feel like you could say, “NOW, I'm an author?”
Goodness. No. I’m still waiting for that feeling. I think that’s what keeps pulling me forward. I’ll probably have to get back to you on that one.
4. Have you ever looked yourself up on Google? If so, did you find anything surprising?
I’m one of the only people that pops up when I Google “Bokerah.” Apparently, it’s a unique name. That surprised me.
5. Do you write using a keyboard, pen and paper, or both?
I used to write with pen and paper, but I switched to the keyboard when I decided I had to actually finish something and publish it. Now I only write with a keyboard. I might type notes into my phone—thoughts and plot points—but, for me, word count is pretty much limited to clicking QWERTY now.
6. What project are you working on now?
Leviathan’s Rise. It’s book two in my Keepers of New York series. It’s written in two character voices; Woe and Lev’s alternating points of view.
Lev is a whale shifter with a memory problem, and he’s trying to piece together what happened to his wife and son. Woe needs a change and wants to get out of the Big Apple, so she decides to help Lev find his family.
7. Do any of your characters sound/look like famous actors in your head?
In my brain, Lev looks/sounds like Winston Churchill. Jason (from Woe for a Faerie) reminds me of an older, bearded Gerard Butler (think: Leonidas in his late forties). Other than those two, I don’t think of any one specifically when I’m writing for any of the cast of characters.
8. Do you write/read every single day?
I try to. I write most days and read less often, but still pretty often (I’m working on Cursed Seed by Geralyn Wichers right now). Since my husband and I have started working toward a self-sufficient farm, I write less often. Learning how to care for new creatures always take some brain power. We have 122 animals (Barbados sheep, Nigerian Dwarf goats, turkeys of various breeds, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats). I think we’re adding honey bees [in December]. Next year will be even busier. We’ll be making a gargantuan attempt to learn gardening. I will finish Leviathan’s Rise by the end of January 2017. Then I’ll be ready to learn animal and earth husbandry.
9. Do you have any other creative outlets besides writing?
I’m a photographer. I took up the old-fashioned dark room kind of black and white photography in college, and I was reluctant to switch to digital. I put it off as long as I could, but I’ve enjoyed it since. You can view some of my work on my blog and on Instagram.
10. Who are your 3 favorite characters in your books?
I’m really looking forward to writing Vic’s story. I introduce her in Woe for a Faerie. She’s a larger-than-life gamer babe / chemist. I just love her. I get to tell Lev’s story next, though. He’s going to be the best some-kind- of-awesome in book two.