In honor of International Author’s Day, I’m sharing a bit of my personal reading tastes.
As with most things in life, reading tastes change at different phases in our lives. As a young woman, I loved reading family sagas where the content of the massive book covered multiple generations of an extended family. Favorite authors were John Jakes, James Michener, Colleen McCullough and Belva Plain. As I became a mother, I had less time for reading and turned to shorter length stories—which is when I discovered Harlequin novels. I loved reading about all different professions and location and often finished a book in two days. Then I started writing my own fiction stories and that’s where my free time was spent.
But being an author means I still need to get out of my own head and be entertained. In the last couple of years, I’ve been reading lots of mysteries and thrillers, especially ones written by Scandinavian authors like Jo Nesbo, Henning Menkell, Camilla Lackberg, and Liza Marklund. Alternating thrillers with heartwarming stories, my go-to authors are Kristin Higgins and Jill Shalvis.
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