Category archive: Author of the Month

April Author of the Month: William Shakespeare

April Author of the Month: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays,…

March Author of the Month: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule…

Author of the Month: Mary Balogh

Website: http://www.marybalogh.com List of Balogh’s books: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/mary-balogh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryBalogh Fiction Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction I write historically accurate love stories, most of them set in Regency England, with special emphasis on a deep identification with the main characters and their developing love relationship. Mary Jenkins Balogh was born on 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from…

Author of the Month: Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Shortly after becoming a…

Author of the Month & Author Visit Oct.2: NYT Bestseller Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen will be visiting the Huntington Main Library (255 W. Park Dr., Huntington, 46750) for an author talk and book signing Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 2:30PM. Her books The Surgeon, The Bone Garden, and Last to Die will be for sale at the event. You may bring your own books for her to sign…

August Author of the Month: Anne McCaffrey

Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-born Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series. Early in McCaffrey’s 46-year career as a writer, she became the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction and the first to win a Nebula Award. Her 1978 novel The White…

Author of the Month: Kurt Vonnegut

Indiana Author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. His works such as Cat’s Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical pacifist intellectual….

Author of the Month: Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is an American author born and raised in Nesconset on Long Island; when she was 13 years old, her family moved to New Hampshire. Picoult wrote her first story at the age of 5, entitled The Lobster Which Misunderstood. She graduated Princeton University in 1987. She published two short stories in Seventeen magazine…

Author of the Month: Louis L’Amour

Louis Dearborn L’Amour was an American author. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work ‘Frontier Stories’), however he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum), science fiction (The Haunted Mesa), nonfiction (Frontier), as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into movies. L’Amour’s books remain popular and most have gone…

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