Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Author Love #6

You’ve probably seen this name before. Carlos Ruiz Zafon hit it big in the English speaking world when his first book in ‘The Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ series, ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ was translated. He is a native to Barcelona, Spain, which is where the setting for his adult series takes place. I fell in love with his…

C.S. Pacat – Author Love #5

((Spoilers)) How do I even start this post? Obsession doesn’t even begin to describe what I am feeling about C.S. Pacat’s ‘Captive Prince Trilogy’. I’m practically obsessed over my obsession with the books. I want to shout it into the sky so the wind can carry it to everyone’s ears as a soft whisper. “Captive Prince”,…

Harper Lee – Author Love #4

  In reality… Harper Lee has been my number one author love of all time. Even after all the shiz going down about her second novel, ‘Go Set a Watchman’. This Author Love will be set up in two separate, but equal parts. ((Spoilers!!!)) Part 1: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sometimes, even for people who…

Samantha Shannon – Author Love #3

I haven’t done an Author Love in about a year and a half. I suppose I’m a bit picky. Samantha Shannon is the envy of every young writer’s affections. Her first novel, The Bone Season, was published when she was only twenty-one. Choking down my jealousy, I read the sci-fi/fiction Bone Season and loved it. The…

Magic at the 92Y!

Earlier this month The Girl in the Tiny Hat and myself went to an author conversation at the 92Y. The conversation was YA author Kendare Blake interviewing author Samantha Shannon…..in the style of James Lipton from ‘The Actors Studio’. We got front row seats for the event and scored some awesome videos I was dying…

Books with Friends

Whether published by a publishing house or self-published, it is no small task to complete a full book. I am lucky enough to know a few people who have done the work and have something to show for it. This post is about people I know who have published their work. They have done something…

Kendare Blake – Author Love #2

This Author Love is a bit premature, but I couldn’t help it. Kendare Blake wrote an amazing book last year titled Anna Dressed in Blood, and it was her first in the Anna series. The only other work she has out is Sleepwalk Society, which I have not read. This post is mainly going to…

Brenna Yovanoff – Author Love #1

So, I have just finished Brenna Yovanoff’s second YA book The Space Between and it effin’ rocked my socks! I read her first book a couple of months before it was released (ARC) and it blew me away. I have to say she writes about everything I love to read. It’s like we are the…