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Favorite Books

All time favorites: "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma" by Jane Austen

Books I'll read over and over: anything by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, "Ransom" by Julie Garwood, and the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

Other authors I have enjoyed: Lauraine Snelling, Catherine Coulter, Lisa Jackson, JRR Tolkein, David Eddings, Max Lucado, C.S. Lewis

What I'm Reading

I recently finished "Out of the Snare" by Pamela Bush, "Nan's Journey" by Elaine Littau, and "The Island of Time" by Matt DeBettencourt.
I am currently rereading "Breaking Dawn" for the third time (just finished "Ecplise" yesterday).

Favorite Authors

See above

Influences

I have to give credit to my very first writing teacher, Mrs. Freda Williams, who was the first to talk about "show the reader what you want them to see and hear and feel. Don't just tell them." I frequently hear those words in my head as I'm writing...and no, I don't think that's weird.

I would think any author whose works I have read more than once should consider themselves influences in my writing. Obviously their stories were so fascinating, so compelling, so believable as to warrant rereading. I long for my stories to have that same affect on people.