This is my NaBloPoMo Post for Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Today’s Prompt: Who is your favorite author?
My first response to this question is to express how difficult it would be for me to choose just one as a favorite. But, I wanted a more exact answer than that.
Over the years, as my reading preferences matured and visited various genres, my nominations for favorite author changed with each new venue. I think I will always pick Agatha Christie and Peter Robinson. (Never mind the glaring differences in eras.) There is a list of “classical” authors I could post. But, since having tried this writing activity myself, I have a new perspective. I appreciate the “big name” successful authors and I will always have my favorites among them that I will continue to faithfully read.
But my pick for my favorite author is Altonian, to me, he’s Papa Leigh. He writes the stories and poems I like to read, the ones that make me laugh and the ones that make me cry. I don’t know why he’s not as famous as any of the celebrity authors. I figure it’s probably because he spent most of his time working and being a good husband and father to his family first. He always makes time to listen to me – me with my insecurities, inexperienced and “newbie” questions as I try and put my own words onto paper, or screen as the case may be. All the while still entertaining his readers with his writing.