Brendans Beaver was always the kind of girl who was always happy and ready to write.
The author and editor of Brenda Beaver: A Life, a book that chronicled the author’s life from childhood until her death at age 91, was always kind and willing to share her love of writing.
On Friday, Brends Beaver author, editor and publisher, Jodie M. Johnson, released the first installment of the book, Brenda Beavers Book: A Journey, in which the author reveals the first pages of her autobiography, Breeds Beavers, which she says she wrote in a dream.
In her first installment, Johnson shared the first page of her book and wrote about how the idea of writing came to her.
In a conversation with the New York Times, Johnson revealed that she first wanted to write a book about a character who would never exist.
She was like, I’ve always wanted to be like this character.
And then she said, “No, no, no.
I want to be a writer.
I’ve been writing a lot of poetry.”
That idea, that she wanted to express herself and be somebody else, that’s what got me to write Brenda.
She told the New Times that she was looking for a book to express who she was and to be someone else.
“I’ve always felt that there are people out there who want to write about themselves and they want to say that they are different from what they are, and they’re not.
That they’re just the same,” Johnson said.”
The more I think about that, the more I realize that, no matter what, I can write a poem, and it’s going to be as good as a book.”
Johnson’s first book, the story of a woman who was raised by her maternal grandmother and raised by aunts and uncles in a small rural town, is set in the 1960s and was written as a kind of autobiography of her life.
“We always felt like it was a little bit of a journey and a little more personal,” she said.
“I thought that it was important for me to tell my story.”
Johnson said she wrote Brenda after writing a poem about her grandmother.
“That was kind of my starting point, because that was the first poem I ever wrote,” she told the Times.
“It was very simple and direct.
And I kind of put that in her life and put the book together.”
Johnson was an avid reader and was looking forward to reading Brenda’s autobiography.
“You know, I love writing and I love reading,” she explained.
“And so when I first read it, I was like oh, wow.
That’s not in my nature.
I have a little part in my life that I don’t know if I’m going to play, but I’m gonna read it and it will be great.
And that’s really what I want Brenda to know.”
It’s a story that will make her feel very comfortable.
I think she’s going, oh my God.
I’m so proud of myself for this.
It’s going be very special.
“In the introduction, Johnson said that she hoped readers of the Brenda book will be inspired to follow in her footsteps.”
My ambition for Brenda was to write that she had an autobiography, a memoir of her childhood and her life, and that she wasn’t just a writer of poetry.
And so I thought that I would write Brendy’s autobiography and be the narrator of it,” Johnson told the newspaper.”
So I thought, ‘This is a really interesting opportunity to tell her story and then, in her autobiography book, she is going to tell me how she went from a girl who loved writing poetry, to writing a book and writing the autobiography and I hope that it’s a wonderful story.’
“Johnson is now working on a second book of Brenda stories and has started a Facebook page for her new book.