Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading? The one you want to evangelize for, the one you would run popularity campaigns for? The author that, so far as you’re concerned, everyone should be reading–but that nobody seems to have heard of. You know, not JK Rowling, not Jane Austen, not Hemingway–everybody’s heard of them. The author that you think should be that famous and can’t understand why they’re not…
Well, I suppose Neil Gaiman doesn’t count on the list of “unknowns”, lol, but he’s probably my favorite author. I love his writing style, he sings the stories into being and paints the canvas of my mind with words. Fragile Things was my first Gaiman book, and I’ve never been the same since. But do I campaign for him? Hmm… not really.
I think the best author to fit into the category of “unknown favorites” who I evangelize and believe in would be Gwen Cooper. I told absolutely everyone I met that I thought might read something more than the funny papers that Homer’s Odyssey was a wonderful book and that the author, Gwen Cooper, is an amazing person with a big heart.
Well, the kids are home from school today. Apparently buses don’t run well on sheets of ice, and outside it looks like a giant donut maker drizzled glaze all over. My attempts to write something intelligent is greatly inhibited by the blaring yellow sponge on the TV, and Gwen and Maggie fighting about the latter writing something about the former’s Meez character ON her character. I think they need to do some extra chores.
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