The Sixteen by Ali B. – Author Interview

The SixteenThe Sixteen (Soul Jumpers #2)

There are people out there who don’t die with their bodies. Their souls live on in the bodies of others. Some good, some bad—they are soul jumpers.

Nothing in Iris Brave’s world make sense anymore. Her father, Micah, is still alive—his soul survives in the body of a teenage boy.

It is up to Iris and a group of soul jumpers called the Sixteen to save Micah. To do so Iris must take on the unscrupulous leaders of the Council. Can she save her father? Will she survive?



Ali B

Author Ali B.

Born and raised in farm country, Ali B now lives in San Diego with her husband, two kids, and a small herd of wily dachshunds. Books give her peace. Writing gives her life. Teaching gives her joy.




If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

Maggie Smith

JK Rowling

Henry Winkler

Ellen DeGeneres

Ricky Gervais


If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?

Frida Kahlo


One food you would never eat?



If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?



If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

Maui, Hawai’I – I feel better there than anywhere else in the world.


What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?

Don’t wrestle with a pig.


What is your guilty pleasure?

Binge watching shows on Netflix.


Do you prefer to write in silence or with music?




A twelve-year-old blind, deaf, and gassy dachshund named Buffy.

A one-year-old spoiled dachshund named Rosie.

A three-year-old rescued Bichon named Theo.


When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?




Elephant trainer




What do you do in your free time?





What do you think of book trailers?

Not much. I’ve never clicked on one.


If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?

Helen Hunt. She is talented, likeable, multifaceted, beautiful, and I think she is an authentic and believable character actress.


Who are your favorite authors of all time?

Harper Lee

Dr. Seuss

David Sedaris

Barbara Kingsolver

S.E. Hinton


Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

I see myself in all my characters – especially Iris Brave.


If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

The Girl Who Worried Too Much


How did you know you should become an author?

I had a brilliant character in my head, and she wouldn’t go away.


If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – because it is as American as you get. I grew up a short car ride away from Hannibal Missouri. Mark Twain was a genius storyteller and Huck was his best character.


Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

People should read my books because Iris Brave is a character that represents the fear and the bravery in all of us.


  1. Great interview, I really liked reading it!