Frequently Asked Questions
Who is your favorite author?
You want me to pick just one favorite author? Yeah, that's not happening. There are far too many terrific authors out there, and all of them have something special that the others don't. So, I can't give you a simple answer, but here are several of my favorites. This list is by no means complete.
Adult authors: Terry Pratchett, David Brin, Glen Cook, Stephen Brust, C.J. Cherryh, Roger Zelazny, Piers Anthony, Robert Aspirin, Anne McCaffrey, Douglas Adams, Lois McMaster Bujold.
Young adult and middle grade authors: David Rudden, Eoin Colfer, J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutski, Bruce Coville, Andrew Clements, Wendelin Van Draanen, Margaret Peterson Haadix, Cassandra Clare, Bruce Hale.
Picture book authors and illustrators: David Wiesner, Dav Pilkey, Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Trina Schart Hyman, Mike Thaler, Judith Viorst, Chris Van Allsburg.
What is your favorite book?
See my answer from above. Way, way too many good ones to pick one. But here are just a few of the many books I adore.
Adult books: just about anything by the authors listed above.
Young adult books: The Lightning Thief; Aurora Rising; A Conspiracy of Stars; City of Bones; The Wee Free Men; Cinder
Middle grade books: Knights of the Borrowed Dark; The Westing Game; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (the rest of the series is good, too, but book 1 is my favorite); Among the Hidden; Frindle; Hank the Cowdog; Bunnicula; Where the Sidewalk Ends; Something Big Has Been Here; The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse
Picture books: Click, Clack, Moo; Tuesday; St. George and the Dragon; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Where the Wild Things Are; Jumanji