I love to read. I can read five books at a time. Easy. And for a long time, I never thought about writing until I read a really, really badly written book. It was so bad that I snapped it close halfway, picked up my laptop, and muttered to myself, " If that author can write.... then, I can write." And a few months later, my first crappy, equally badly written manuscript was born, and shared with you all on this blog. (remember...Wale.. Eniola...). But I had done it. And I enjoyed the process!
But, that said, there are some really great authors / Books out there, and in order of absolutely no priority, these are my five favourite authors as at May 2010.. The list changes every three months, but so far, Harlan Coben and Sidney Sheldon have remained consistent....
1. Harlan Coben.
I love this author. I love his writing style, I love his humor. I love his twists... suspense.... thrills. He is awesome. His latest book, CAUGHT is on my watchlist... *p.s: my birthday is not too far away.. you can dash me this book.
Honestly, if you are after a book that will keep you biting your nails, shifting off the edge of your seat and screaming at everything to keep silent you you can just read.... HARLAN is the one for you. Plus...he is such an easy read.
2. Kendra Norman Bellamy:
African American Christian Fiction Author. She is absolutely funny, and passes the message of God's love and Salvation without being preachy. For Love and Grace is her first published work, and I love... love it!
3. Jeffrey Archer:
One word: Genius.
This book Kane and Abel is an amazing work of fiction that has stood the test of time. The only problem I have with his work is the sometimes slow pacedness of it. But apart from that.. Mr Archer.. you rawk!
4. Sidney Sheldon. ( RIP)
I hardly say these words, but Sidney Sheldon is the master of story telling. I do not care that critics have sliced his writing style to shreds... I love him, and what Bimby Loves, Bimby Loves. Sidney Sheldon... pass your writing mantle to me abeg!
6. Francine Rivers.
Ok, I confess, I am one of those who think Redeeming Love was a bit over hyped. I thought it was too long, slow paced... and just... a bit blah!... That is not to say that the Queen of Christian Fiction doesnt write well, far from it! and infact, when I read, And the Shofar Blew... I fell totally in writing love with Francine Rivers. Fantastic read this is!
who are your favourite authors and why?
Working on my manuscript for the next installment, so bare with me please