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Monday, June 23, 2014

30 Week Writing Survey #15-Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

Here is a question that I can really answer.  I feel like my answers for the last few weeks have been very short.

When it comes to my favorite writers, it is hard to pick out just one. The easiest way to answer this question is to pick out my top three.

Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is one of my all time favorite young adult authors. In case you are not familiar with her work, she is the author of: The Moon and More, Lock and Key, Someone Like You, and other books. I started reading her novels back in high school. I read Keeping the Moon and Someone Like You.  After graduation,  I got away from leisure reading, partly because I just didn't have the time.  Around 2005 and 2006, I began to crave leisure reading again. I wanted to find out if Sarah Dessen had any other books published. Thanks to the Internet, I found more books. I also discovered her website and blog.

I enjoyed her blog because she would keep her readers up to date on pop culture news, family life, and books. She also had a series on her blog called The Friday Five.  Last year, she discontinued the series. She posts special updates every once in awhile.

One of the reasons why Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite authors is that her stories feel real. Also, her characters feel so real and relatable.  Usually in stories for children and teens, adults have a limited story line. However, in Sarah Dessen novels, the adults seem to have as a big of role as the protagonist.

I also love her settings.  Sarah Dessen created the fictional town of Lakeview based on Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Lakeview is where most of her stories take place).  This town feels so real, and if I didn't know any better, I would have thought this was a real small town.

Ronni from Anywhere Is

Anywhere Is a blog that I have been following for almost two years.  The blog is written by a blogger named Ronni Selzer. She writes about her life in Chicago, Disney, and her other life events.  The interesting thing about Ronni is that she is like me in many ways. For instance, when I participated in the 30 Week Blog Challenge, I discovered that we have the same tastes in books.  How did I know this?  Well, she posted a picture of her bookshelf, and I recognized some of my books.  Also, I started following her on Goodreads.  Again, similar reading tastes.  It blew me away.  I have never met Ronni, but she feels like someone I could totally be friends with. To me, it is a plus when I meet someone who is obsessed with books like me. As an added bonus, she is an aspiring author like me.

Meg from Write Meg!

Keeping with the theme of paying homage to fellow bloggers, I would like to acknowledge Meg from Write Meg!  By day, Meg works as an editor and columnist for three newspapers in the D.C. area according to her bio on her website.  Write Meg is a blog dedicated to books, writing, food, and whatever is going on her personal life (within reason of course).  Meg also posts about her travels.  I read a blog post about her trip to London.  (I was unable to find that post to share with you all). Her description of her trip made London more appealing.  London didn't use to be on my list of top picks for foreign destinations. However, thanks to Meg, I want to go to London more than ever.

London calling...

2 comments:

  1. Aww! *blushes* Thank you so much for your kind words. Let's totally be friends! :D What are you reading these days? I think you should check out the Cambion Chronicles series by Jaime Reed. Really beautiful writing, great characters, excellent series. I borrowed them from the library and had to buy them because I loved them so much.

    xoxo,
    Ronni
    http://anywhere-is.net

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    1. Thanks for the coment :) I don't get comments that often. I just finished 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. I am currently reading Now and Forever by Susane Colasanti.

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