Booki Vivat

Writer + Illustrator

Writer + Illustrator. Frazzled.

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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.

 

FAQ

IS YOUR NAME REALLY BOOKI?

 

Yes, my name is actually Booki. In fact, 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 in time, I even thought about changing it! To read about why I decided to keep my name and what that has to do with writing and my love of books, check out my Nerdy Book Club guest post HERE.

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 person, but we are very VERY similar.

WHAT KIND OF MATERIALS DO YOU USE?

 

For Frazzled, I use a few different kinds of micron ink pens and a good ol' fashioned No.2 pencil. Oh, and lots of erasers.

I also like to use watercolors and color pencils!

DO YOU DO SCHOOL VISITS?

 

Yes! I love talking to students and have visited so many great schools! To see a recap of some of my travels, go to the EVENTS page.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS?

 

There are so many great books out there! I don't even know where to start. To see a list of the books that influenced me when I was growing up, go HERE.