From August 3rd to August 16th, I’ll be participating in Story Embers’ Support the Writing Community Challenge. (Use the link to visit their website to learn more and join in.) #SupportTheWritingCommunityChallenge
Let’s give a shout-out to some of our favorite authors on social media today! Social media can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Goodreads, or any other place online you connect with other people. For me, that’s here.
To keep the list from getting too long—because there’s so many amazing authors—I’m only going to list six (from this time period). So without further ado and in alphabetical order. . .
Six Authors Who Left a Lasting Impression
Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s Emotion Thesaurus books are my number one writing craft book. I almost always have copy nearby when I’m writing—either in print or on my Kindle (because sometimes books are so good you need them in more than one format). My stories wouldn’t be what they are without these books.
Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes is one of my all-time favorite comics. It’s a fixture from my childhood, and now it’s one in my son’s as well.
I’ve only recently discovered Jennifer Cook O’Toole’s writing, but her Autism in Heels was so real and, in many ways, relatable (even though we come from different backgrounds). I wished I’d discovered her books sooner.
Hilariously brilliant. My son and I both love Nathan Pyle’s Strange Planet. It was an instant all-time favorite comic, second only to Calvin and Hobbes.
Priscilla Shirer’s work has had a profound impact on my life. She inspired me to dive deeper—to really connect with God through studying the Word and prayer. And it all started with her Armor of God Bible Study.
R.L. Stine’s writing is a fixture from my childhood that has spilled over into my adulthood, influencing my own writing. I’ve read many of his books—mostly in the Fear Street series.