18 May 2011
Why I Love Wednesdays
Why I Love ... Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Alexis over at reflections of a bookaholic. Each Wednesday is an opportunity to explore a different aspect of literature and why I love it. Today's topic: favorite author.
This is a ridiculously difficult topic! What were you thinking, Alexis?? Almost as difficult as choosing a favorite book! OK - I can do this.
I must admit I have a huge tendency to favour authors that I have actually e-mailed with (read: talked to). This, of course includes authors I have done interviews with: HUGE shout out to Terry Tracy and Dianne Greenlay. Besides being authors of two of my favourite books, they are also fun to visit with. I like to think, if we lived closer to each other, we would meet for coffee. Suzie Grant - same thing. Really smart, nice ladies all. And they write a mean story!! Pretty much perfect, I say.
One other author I must mention here: Tamar Myers. About two years ago, I read her novel 'The Witch Doctor's Wife' and it moved me so much I did something I had never done before. I e-mailed her and told her how much I had enjoyed it. It totally blew me away when she e-mailed back. It was my first indication that authors didn't just write books for themselves, they wrote in hopes that readers would enjoy and relate to their books. (if you haven't read it, I highly recommend 'The Witch Doctor's Wife'. It's a change from her regular genre and a great book)
So, there you go. I have chosen. Who is your favorite author? I'd love to hear.