Bridget Hodder, a two-time Golden Heart® finalist, writes fairytale romance and adventure set in the fictional Kingdom of Angland. She lives in a New England shingled cottage by the sea with her husband and two sons. When she isn’t writing or doing her “day job” of helping families who struggle with autism, she and her husband love to dance the Argentine Tango together.
Her debut middle grade novel, THE RAT PRINCE (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Margaret Ferguson Books, Spring 2016), tells the story of Char–the dashing Prince of the Rats–who’s in love with Cinderella. He and his best friend Swiss are changed into coachmen by the Fairy Godmother on the night of the big ball. And they’re about to turn the legend (and the evening) upside down on the way to a most unexpected happy ending!
Bridget is the Sweet Sixteens “List Mistress.” She compiles and coordinates the Top Sixteen Lists that post every other week on the Sweet Sixteens blog.
- Her favorite book growing up: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Victorian classic A LITTLE PRINCESS. Sara Crewe’s relationship with Melchisidec the rat was a big inspiration for THE RAT PRINCE.
- Childhood aspiration: Governess for Captain von Trapp.
- Favorite time of day/place to write: In her head. All the time.
- Book currently reading: Re-reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green.
- Favorite sport team: What is this thing called “sports?”
- Surprising personal fact: Bridget started her career as an archaeologist, translating ancient Aztec manuscripts–it’s legit to read great stories all day if they’re written in Nahuatl.
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