H.D Vesser (Alias Bart The Bat) H.D. grew up reading Piers Anthony (A Spell For Chameleon) Black Beauty, A Wrinkle In Time, and strangely enough, Stephen King novels.
Little did she know how much those books would influence her on her way to what she calls “Bartworld,” her favorite escape from the world.
This entire world in her head came to be when an actual bat ended up in her house.
H.D. is lovingly re-writing her childhood through these books. Its the most fun place she’s ever found…in her head. There are butterflies, (“Bart Befriends A Butterfly”). Bee’s “Sleeping BEE-auty” (some of which she and Bart hope to save through stories.) Buzz finds “Barb Bee- who is beloved to me!” lying on a table who is revived by Zoe in an easy way that anyone can try- Save a bee- she did! For real! )
There are all kinds of magical creatures in Bartworld.
H.D. had no idea what a big full of love world it would become when she started writing what she thought would be one book. (now 50 book ideas and counting)
Quaking aspens and Dragons and horses and fairies OH MY!
Bartholomew (Or Bart The Bat for short) is H.D’s alter ego. Which is pretty batty. Har har.
H.D. likes to tell kids that a blue butterfly touched her hair and turned it blue while selling her books at fairs. The reactions are hilarious, from incredulity to awe!!! but it’s really in memory of her friend who H.D. believes sent a butterfly to tell her goodbye on the day she died. It was also at that point that H.D. really started to explore “Bartworld”, which she feels was another gift given to her by her friend.