The Gift of Words: Author B.M. Hardin Talks About Creative Motivation
Updated: May 13, 2021
We asked our upcoming Educational Joy Series guest B.M. Hardin to tell us a little more about what motivates her creative projects. This is what she had to say:
"I’ve always possessed the gift of words. I’ve been writing since I was a small child. Continuously winning essay contests and things of that sort. I tried to write my first novel at the early age of 14 but being that I hadn’t experienced much life at that age, I put my incomplete novel on the back burner. Then, in my early twenties, with the encouragement of a host of friends, I sat down to write my first full novel. And I did. Now, I’m over 40 novels in and there’s nothing else I would rather do.
COVID-19 actually gave me more time to write. With everyone home, and little to nothing to do outside of the house, I had a lot more time to focus on writing my next great story. And along with write, during the COVID crisis, another great idea was birthed. I started my brand Color Me Bilingual Language Learning Coloring Books. The brand was inspired by my own son who absolutely loves learning words from different languages, and my want to expose my future children to other languages at an early age. And not just my children, I wanted to created something educational, yet fun and life-changing for little brown children everywhere.
I wanted to represent natural hair and appreciate my culture with the coloring books, and I’ve done just that. My customers absolutely love what I’m doing with my brand and their appreciation and satisfaction pushes me every single day to keep doing something great."
Author B.M. Hardin is a #1 bestseller who brings you mouth-dropping stories full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat! She has written over 30 novels, most of which have been #1 bestsellers on Amazon charts for weeks.
She launched her trending coloring book brand “Color Me Bilingual” in April 2020. Her coloring books feature natural hair, and other cultural familiarities that children of color can identify with, all while teaching them words from different languages. The driving force behind her idea is her desire to bring children of color something both educational and fun! So far, she has released 5 of 12 languages, with 3 new languages coming in Black Friday 2020.