where the writers are

Favorite Books

To Kill a Mockingbird, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Jane Eyre, The Story of Seabiscuit, The Diaries of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Among Schoolchildren, Narnia Series, O'Pioneers, Bambi, The Little House Series, Betsy-Tacy stories, The Works of Pablo Neruda, An Independent Woman, Diary of Anne Frank, 1000 White Women, Cross Creek, Idella Parker, Truman, Mornings on Horseback, High Country, Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, A Year of Grace, The Accidental Tourist, A Circle of Quiet

What I'm Reading

"The Stuff of Legends: A Daughter's Take on the Woman who Transformed Advertising in the 1960's," Alix Nelson-Fricks, "Unbroken" Laura Hillenbrand, "Caleb's Crossing" Geraldine Brooks "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" Elinore Pruitt Silver Sparrow- Tayari Jones

Favorite Authors

The Bronte Sisters, Harper Lee, Bette Smith, Jane Hillenbrand, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Tracy Kidder, David McCullough, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Maud Hart Lovelace, Majorie Kinnan Rawlings, C.S. Lewis, Janice Woods Windle, Jodi Piccoult, Fannie Flagg, Kathleen Norris, Elizabeth Berg, Annie Lamott, Ann Tyler, Madeline L'Engle

Influences

I'm influenced by those who kept journals and diaries. I love to read the story of someone's life or to read one's musings on life as they sit and reflect on their day or a situation.

I also love history and I am often reflecting on how world events or the "times" were affecting the "regular joe."

I am particularly drawn to strong female characters and writers. From childhood, my favorite authors and stories were of those "spunky gals:"
Dolley Madison, Pocohontas, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Betsy Ray, Francie Nolan. Those young women were my greatest influences in writing and in life.

Annette Talbert’s Bookmarks