Okay. Raise your hand if you fangirl over books. Yeah... that's what I thought. I'd count the hands up but I don't have time. (Not to mention that I can't see you... ) How many fangirl over certain authors? Again? Wow. Okay, not really surprised.
I have so many books I love. And I have a few authors authors that I would read no matter what. For real, no matter what. They could write a sci-fi book and I would read it. (In case you didn't pick up my meaning there, I don't read sci-fi... I've tried. I have yet to be able to get into it. I don't typically watch sci-fi movies/shows, either. Supernatural/paranormal, yeah. Sci-fi? Not so much. Anyway. I digress.) These are authors that I have yet to dislike a book, who's writing style I adore, worlds I don't want to leave...
I've decided to do a series of posts about these amazing authors (in no particular order), one a week until I'm done, starting, well, today. :) To give each their due. I want highlight them for how much I love them. So share with me, love with me... feel free to post with me! :)
I'm going to start with...
Jodi Picoult. I know I feature mostly YA here, since that's what I'm really into right now. But my first love affair with an author's books was Jodi Picoult's. I discovered her by chance one day in the library. I had always loved to read, but when I checked out Vanishing Acts, I fell irrevocably in love with her writing, her story telling. And I devoured her books; all the ones up to that date, and I've bought them ever since (although, I hate to admit this, despite owning them, I haven't read the last few books she's published... Eventually I'll get to them. They're not going anywhere.)
It was also the first time ever I reached out to contact a celebrity of any kind. When I was a kid the 'in' thing, the 'cool' thing, to do was to write fan letters to your favorite celebrity. I never did it. I never felt the urge, really. But then I discovered a contact place on Jodi Picoult's website. And it said that she responded. I was skeptical, sure, but I did it anyway. And you know what? She responded. In like a day. Keep in mind, this was prior to My Sister's Keeper taking the literary nation by storm, and I can't say for certain (obviously) if she would respond that quickly today. But still. Just the fact that she responded blew my mind. I mean, I'm nobody to her. And I didn't ask anything, just told her how much I loved her books. It was so exciting.
And the coolest thing about author interaction? It never gets less exciting than that first time! :) I've tweeted and emailed with a few authors that will make this list and, let me tell ya, it never gets old. Never.
Okay. I'm going to stop rambling. :)
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Next Week's Author:
Hint: She's multi-talented and has written/is writing three series and one standalone, as well as contributed to anthologies.
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Any guesses? :)