HI, I'M BOOKI VIVAT!
I have been doodling somewhat seriously since 2011 and not-so-seriously since childhood.
I grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). I've taught middle school English abroad, fallen off a ladder during a very brief stint as a bookseller, and worked as a book minion in children's publishing.
I currently live in Brooklyn, New York.
IS YOUR NAME REALLY BOOKI?
Yes! Everyone I know calls me Booki. I’ve had the name Booki since before I could even hold a book!
When I was younger, people used to say that I was destined to be a librarian or work in publishing or write a novel. I figured that most of them were joking, but now I’m starting to wonder if it was true...
Even though it has been my name since birth, I didn't always like it. At one point, I even thought about changing it! Read about why I decided to keep the name Booki and what that has to do with writing and my love of books in "Nerdy Book Club" guest post HERE.
WILL THERE BE MORE FRAZZLED BOOKS?
IS FRAZZLED A TRUE STORY? ARE YOU ABBIE WU?
FRAZZLED is not a true story, but a lot of the things Abbie deals with in the book are things that I remember dealing with when I was in middle school. Also, many of the characters in the book are inspired by people I knew growing up! Not saying who...
Abbie and I are not exactly same, but we are very VERY similar.