Today’s topic: LibraryThing authors. Who are your LibraryThing authors? What books of theirs do you have? Do you ever comment on an author’s LT page? Have you received any comments from an author on your LT account?
I have a few LT authors:
David Blixt (CALEDFWLCH), author of Master of Verona,
Dave Boling (daveboling), author of Guernica (review coming soon!)
Lisa Carey (axel), author of The Mermaids Singing, and the wife of Tim Spalding
David Ebershoff (Debershoff), author of The 19th Wife,
Sandra Gulland (SandraGulland), author of the Josephine Bonaparte trilogy,
Joe Hill (joehill), author of Heart-Shaped Box,
Sarah Monette (truepenny), author of Melusine,
Naomi Novik (naominovik), author of the Temeraire series (His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, and Empire of Ivory),
Penelope Przekop (pennyprz), author of Aberrations,
Dian Curtis Regan (diancurtisregan), author of Monster of the Month Club and Princess Nevermore (one of my favorites),
Patrick Rothfuss (Rothfaust), author of The Name of the Wind,
Brandon Sanderson (BrandonSanderson), author of Elantris, Mistborn: The Final Empire, and Mistborn: The Well of Ascension,
Caroline Comfort Shields (ccshields), author of Surviving Ben’s Suicide,
Janny Wurts (JannyWurts), author of To Ride Hell’s Chasm.
That seems like more than I expected! I also have a few books by LT authors on my wishlist. I’ve listed the books I own with links for reviews when possible. I haven’t interacted with most of these authors on LT, although I have with some elsewhere. I interviewed Penelope Przekop and I’ve communicated with her on Facebook and through email. I’ve emailed Brandon Sanderson and I’m a regular commenter on his LiveJournal. I’ve also interacted with him in the Green Dragon group on LibraryThing, along with Janny Wurts. There are a lot of authors who unfortunately aren’t on LT that I’ve communicated with, as well. Overall, I’m really enjoying all the interaction I’ve had with authors. Somehow, I expected them to be a bit more full of themselves – after all, they’ve written and published books, something I’ve wanted to do all my life and now believe I never will! Without exception, though, the authors I’ve talked with are all kind and generous and willing to either send me their books or find me a way to get them, and then discuss with me when I’m finished. It’s a great world, I’m telling you.