About Bridie Blake
Bridie Blake spent her childhood dreaming of escaping up the magic faraway tree, her teen years lost in the angst of many a YA novel, and her twenties waiting for her chosen one journey to begin. Her imagination eventually spilled onto the blank pages in front of her and creating stories became as important as breathing.
Bridie lives, daydreams and writes in Melbourne, Australia with her cat Mac and dog Poppy, or as she calls them, the real life Garfield and Odie. When not writing all the words, she works in administration and dreams of writing the words. She's happiest at her computer, coffee in hand, Tim Tams on standby and Taylor Swift on repeat.
Bridie is the author of YA Contemporary novels Until You and A Distant Voice.
Bridie is represented by Adria Goetz at Martin Literary Management.
"The Unofficial Bio"
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Stories, songs, plays that I made my siblings perform. I always had a million things running through my mind and nothing has changed the older I've gotten. Actually it's probably gotten worse.
I've mastered the art of nodding along in conversations and slipping out the occasional 'yeah' and 'mmm' while constructing paragraphs in my head. If I stare at you blankly, don't fret. There's nothing wrong with me, I'm just in one of my writing zones and there's no helping me at this point! Just back away slowly and touch base with me in a month or so and I should be able to have a conversation like a normal person. At least until the next writing wave hits.
It took me ten years to finish my first novel because I kept playing at living in the real world and thought being a writer was no more than a fantasy I shouldn't indulge. But the pull of my characters became too much that I just had to write their story, and I've never looked back.
Creating stories is all I've ever wanted to do and now I am living my dream.