Author Interview: Bailey Thompson of Yellow Socks and Blood Spots
Today I am happy to present an interview with Bailey Thompson. Her debut book, Yellow Socks and Blood Spots was recently on May 15th, 2013. This book is published by Yellow Iris Press.
The Enticing Synopsis:
Two lines means pregnant, and pregnant is the very last thing seventeen-year-old Isabelle wanted to be. She’s just beginning her senior year, she’s rekindling the respectable relationship she once had with her family and she has finally fallen in love.
Her boyfriend, Jason wants an abortion, while Isabelle wants to give her baby a chance at life, whether that means adoption or raising her baby herself. Her situation raises a question of values, beliefs, rights, societal expectations and personal opinions, and as Isabelle’s friends and family discover the news, they seem to think they know what’s best for her and her baby. Within two weeks of finding out about their beautiful disaster, Isabelle and Jason have to come to a mutual agreement and make a life and death decision.
My Interview With Bailey:
What inspired your book Yellow Socks and Blood Spots?
"Write something you would want to read about." I realized that there weren't very many books written on such a subject from such a perspective. Abortion is generally a taboo subject with varied opinions, and I found that there wasn't very many teen-friendly books on the subject. The truth is, so many young women are alone in situations like this and I hope that Yellow Socks and Blood Spots will create perspective and conversation. Reality is, abortion is a subject that I don't think the world will ever come to a concrete agreement on, but it is one that we can discuss and express... I think that alone tells us a lot about the world, and the depths of our lives.
What books are you fond of from your childhood?
The Lorax - Dr. Seuss
Love You Forever - Robert Munsch
Superfudge - Judy Blume
If you could control one element, air, fire, earth or water, what would it be and why?
Water. More than half of the human body is water; and lack of it, or lack of sanitation of it is the cause of many deaths worldwide. I think water is a human right, and I would do anything to make sure that clean water was readily available to everyone.
What is one place in the world you always wanted to visit?
Iceland; something about hot springs and no nighttime sounds perfect.