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Happy National Author’s Day!

Today, we celebrate the authors whose works have changed our lives. I know for me that is an extremely long list. I began reading books when I was young and I lost myself in them. I’ve trudged through Middle Earth, danced around the Narnia lamppost, flew over Roshar, took the flume to Zadaa, fought at Camp Half-Blood, took classes at Hogwarts, danced with Darcy, stole with Dodger, disguised myself with Viola, and so so many more. 

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.”

George R.R. Martin

I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In honor of so many of the great authors out there, each Monday of this month, I will highlight a different author who has impacted my life. 

Who are your favorite authors? Who has impacted you? Who do you honor today?

1 thought on “Happy National Author’s Day!”

  1. For me, I’d say Jonathan Rand had a huge impact on me. He writes the Michigan Chillers and American Chillers books, which are scary/mystery books meant for kids. He came to my elementary school and from that point on, I started reading fiction. So every fiction author since then that I have read, I may never have encountered if not for Mr. Rand.

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