Stephenie Meyer

May 26, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I know that including Stephenie Meyer on a list of authors who I find inspiring will be contentious as many authors don’t think much of her. I disagree. And since she inspired me to take up the pen again she deserves to be here. When I first read Twilight I had just written a screenplay in which I was trying to interest people, to no avail. It was a frustrating time and when it became possible to submerse myself in an imaginary world I took the opportunity and did not regret it. At the time, it had been years since […]

Timothy Zahn

May 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Timothy Zahn is another author who has inspired me. I know Timothy’s work mainly through the books he has written continuing the Star Wars saga and I have a lot of admiration for how well he did with them. It’s not easy trying to make someone else’s characters come to life on a page. (I know. I’ve tried.) He did an impressive job at recreating them. The already established characters from Star Wars who featured on the pages of his books were convincing likenesses of their movie counterparts and the new characters and scenarios he introduced were interesting and entertaining. […]

Vonda L McIntyre

May 13, 2014 at 11:29 am

Vonda has done a lot of writing for Star Trek, and although I’m not the biggest Trekkie in the world, I do like it, especially the original series and the movies that were so popular in the eighties. I have three novels by her on my bookshelf. One is Enterprise – The First Adventure, in which she imagines what the first ever voyage was like once James T Kirk became captain of the Enterprise. I thought her ideas of what might have happened were good and true to the characters. I felt she fleshed them out appropriately. The other two […]

CS Lewis

May 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

I was in my twenties before I discovered CS Lewis’ phenomenal Narnia books through the Christian bookstore where I was working. It was a joy to discover a story so beautifully worked and woven and with so much in its pages for anyone who wanted to dig a little. Certainly the Christian parallels are considerable, but the tale of brave children setting out to free Narnia from the evils that keep coming against it and learning so much along the way contained copious amounts of comment and application for everyone. Of course, the Narnia series was not the only thing […]