Want to Know What I’m Reading Now?
Authors Who Have Inspired Me:
- Anne Bishop, http://annebishop.com/
It would be difficult to find a fantasy reader ill-acquainted with Anne Rice, but while most everyone speaks of her vampire stories, Rice’s The Lives of the Mayfair Witches series creates a rich, beautiful world around a complex and fascinating witch family.
- Margaret Atwood, http://www.margaretatwood.ca/
Absolutely breathtaking. The Robber Bride has been on my favorite booklist for over fifteen years.
- Carol Goodman, http://carolgoodman.com
I came across Carol Goodman randomly, but found her novels rich with detail and incredible narrative. The Lake of Dead Languages felt like reading a vivid dream.
The first author to ever inspire me to truly write: Christopher Pike, the elusive young adult horror novelist. Scavenger Hunt, Chain Letter, Remember Me, and many others were books I nearly stood in line for upon their release, and until my mid-teens I read every book Pike ever wrote. I still occasionally revisit them for that inspirational memory! http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Christopher-Pike/1080960
Other Favorite Books and Author Websites:
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire novels by Charlaine Harris (urban fantasy). http://charlaineharris.com/bibliography/bibliog-sookie.html
Into the Dark by Gena Showalter (paranormal romance). http://genashowalter.com
Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton (urban fantasy). http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/
Cat House by Michael Peak (anthropomorphic fantasy). http://www.peakmystique.com/index.html
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian (contemporary). http://www.chrisbohjalian.com/
Crank by Ellen Hopkins (young adult poetry/realistic fiction). http://ellenhopkins.com/
While Oleander by Janet Fitch (contemporary). http://janetfitchwrites.wordpress.com/
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (romantic/gothic classic).