For picture books, I love Brian Lies. I love his sense of humor and the characters in his books are bats. I love bats, I think they’re very misunderstood. If you’d like, check out his website: www.brianlies.com
For middle grade, I adore Kate DiCamillo, I love her innate sense of story telling. I love Katherine Patterson, Cindy Lord, Patricia Riley Giff, and the timeless voice of Patricia MacLachlan.
For young adult, my author mentor is hands down Laurie Halse Anderson. I was hooked the minute I read Speak. I love her ‘voice’, and you might, too. Her website is: www.lauriehalseanderson.com
There are so many great authors out there, my TBR pile gets higher every year…