Brandon Little lives and writes in glorious Colorado. He is married to a very clever girl, and has 3 most excellent kids. He's been writing since he was a teen.
He is the author of the "Dorothy Gale: Vampire Hunter" series, "Empyre Robotika" and "31 Improbable Adventures". He's currently at work on the "31 Improbable Adventures" sequel and the third "Dorothy" book.
"I like to write for a young adult audience because I feel like there are fewer restrictions on what is possible and what is not. I recall reading The Edge Chronicles and thinking that the reader isn't even meant to question why giant rocks grow in a garden and then float away. It's that kind of out of the box thinking that is a perfect playground for the imagination.
Additionally, I think there are too many books that get down into the pits of immoral behavior and just roll around in the mud. Adult situations that aren't appropriate for kids, graphic violence, vulgar talk, language, you name it - none of this stuff has a place in my books. I want to write stories that are exciting, imaginative, and engaging, but also books that my kids will be able to read. I really don't think you have to be vulgar to come off as 'hard-hitting' or use a bunch of 4-letter words in order to appeal to an audience. Vulgar language, to me, shows a lack of vocabulary."
How does faith play into my books?
"I am an outspoken Christian, but I don't plan on writing specifically "religious" books. A lot of times, I feel like stories get compromised just to push a message. If the story suffers, then who's going to read your message? I come down on the side of writing books that have an ethical message, even if my characters don't always portray the highest of morals. I think you can see the consequences of their bad behavior. So far as a Christian message goes, I do hint at spiritual themes and dip into allegory at times. But my goal as an author is to entertain. Hopefully, that will open up more doors for me and people will have an opportunity to see and hear about my faith."
Will the "Dorothy" books be a series?
That's the plan. I am thinking about 4-5 books, and I was also considering a book that would be a collection of short character stories. However, I will not be dragging it out into a crazy 8-book epic series.
Will there be a sequel to Empyre Robotika?
Not in the works. I'm going with "no" on that since I've got lots of other ideas that are more interesting to me.
What books are you currently working on?
Obviously, the next "Dorothy" book, I'm working on a mecha kind of steampunk-ish adventure called The Winders, and I've got an epic tale involving anthropomorphic animals that I've been noodling on. Oh, and I also started a book that's currently titled The Maker's Touch. It's an allegorical magical, swords and sorcery adventure. It got put on a back burner when I came up with the first "Dorothy" book.