Monday, June 6
Sometimes when I can't think of something to blog about, I take a run over to Facebook and...er...steal an idea. This morning, I saw this:
Authors me: The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first you can recall in no more than minutes.
I'm going to make my list in 15 minutes or less, but when I add notes to the names, I'm doing that afterward. Okay. Timer set? Here I go.
1. Janet Lambert - because you CAN come from a place where nothing ever happens and still write books.
2. All Wranglers - because they are all so very good and because I feel so lucky that they are my friends.
3. Louisa May Alcott - because she's Louisa May Alcott.
4. Nora Roberts - because she's Nora Roberts.
5. Janet Daily - because she was the first American voice I remember reading in romance.
6. Kathleen Gilles Seidel - because if I could choose only one favorite writer, she is it.
7. Emilie Loring - because when I finished reading my stack of books from the library, I read Mom's and they were always Loring's. They were full of glamour and morality and HEA. I loved them.
8. Gene Stratton Porter - because she has a gift with setting I have yet to see equalled.
9. All the writers who wrote the Trixie Belden series - because they made a couple of years of adolescence nearly bearable.
10. Jenni Licata - because she wrote the letter that took me from a hobby writer to a career one.
11. Cheryl Reavis - because her voice is like quilters' cotton, rich and beautiful and warm and comfortable.
12. Pamela Morsi - because she wrote Courting Miss Hattie.
13. LaVyrle Spencer - because years after her retirement, her voice still resonates.
14. Muriel Jensen - because she told me not to give up and I believed her.
15. Betty Neels - because she defines the term "comfort read."
Share your lists with us and then go on and have a great week--and while you're at it, read a good book.