JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Julie Gribble, author of Bubblegum Princess
(NY Media Works, LLC)
“Bubblegum Princess” is a story about a little girl who learns to be herself. And how by doing so, she changes the kingdom’s perception of the innate gifts that make her unique.
The story begins with Katy, our heroine, who delights in blowing bubblegum bubbles – a decidedly unladylike habit. But, despite formidable opposition, she teaches the kingdom to love bubblegum bubbles as much as she does.
“Bubblegum Princess” is loosely based on the fantastical real life romance of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Bubblegum Princess”?
Julie Gribble: I read an article about the passing out (graduation) parade at Sandhurst in 2006, where Kate Middleton’s mom got into a spot of trouble when she was seen chewing gum in public. Rumor had it, the Queen was very upset, and forbade Will to see Kate – this was just a rumor of course, fueled by the possibility that Will and Kate did stop seeing each other briefly within the year. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Julie Gribble, author of Bubblegum Princess