Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for Author

A to Z Challenge                           So today is April 1st, well since I'm writing this post at 10:25pm, it's almost April 2nd. Better late than never. The A to Z Challenge has begun and for everyday in April (excluding Sundays) my posts will begin with each letter of the alphabet. They will most likely be brief and since I’m a writer and avid reader, they will be Reading and Writing themed.
I’ll start with A is for Author. Growing up my favorite author was Lois Lowry who wrote the Anastasia Krupnick  books. My best friend would read one and then pass it on to me. It was a love we shared and it was my first experience as a reader. Today my experiences have broadened and since I am a children’s librarian I have too many favorite authors to choose only one. I will say that Chris Van Allsburg is my favorite picture book author. His eccentric, out-of-the-box style has a special place in my heart and my imagination. His stories leave you thinking and spark those writerly questions like “what if” and “why?”
As for my favorite Middle Grade and YA authors… I don’t think I’ll ever be able to commit to just one. Who are your favorite authors?


  1. You've jogged out of my mind a long forgotten memory. When I was a pre-teen I adored the Trixie Beldon books, my favourite was "Mystery in Arizona". They were written by, (I'm ashamed to say I never I googled the author)Julie Campbell. I've never owned one of these books but I used to go to the local library every Saturday to look for a new title. Thanks for allowing me to remember this fun time in my life.
    Found you from the A-Z Challenge, I’m now following you on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog!

  2. For me it's J.R.R. Tolkien easily. He's the author who made me want to write. :)