Guess what...it really is National Authors Day. I love this day not just because I am lucky enough to be an author but long before that I was awe of them.
I remember the first time I met a member of the family who wrote a book. He was upset because the publisher turned him down but I was flabbergasted that this guy I knew wrote a whole book! Wow! That it was on the concrete industry might have had a little of why it never got published but I didn’t care about that. He wrote a book!
When I was in high school I really did want to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Okay I finally got real and faced that he was a fictional character and Author Conan Doyle was dead in the ground so I tried for Maurice Syndak author of Where the Wild Things Are. I looooove that book and thought that Maurice would be a great date.
Then there’s the the incredible Carolyn Keene. When I was a kid I thought she was a person who wrote the Nancy Drew books, the true inspiration of my life. Only when I was in college did I realize Carolyn Keene was a pen name for a bunch of authors. I really didn’t care all that much because I thought all those people were great authors.
Then it was on to hero worship for Janet Evanovich! I tell you this author made me want to write mysteries with humor. I love her Stephanie Plum character and the fun I had when reading the stories. A mini vacation to Jersey.
Okay so these are some of my fave authors so what about you? What author did you just fall in love with as a kid? Couldn’t wait to get your hands on the next book they wrote?
Thanks to all the authors! You inspire, you teach, you console and you bring fun to our lives.