My favorite stories growing up were rhyming books with silly sketches. (Thanks Dr. Seuss!) Then I liked mysteries and thrillers my parents didn’t always know I was reading. (Maybe The Bourne Identity, sometimes James Bond and always Stephen King!) Next came the classics: A Tale of Two Cities (liked it), Huck Finn (loved it) and Emma (actually, just watched the movie,
Clueless-my bad). When my daughter was born, I read hundreds of books about devious ducks, practical princesses and bunches of beasts that couldn't fall asleep. I joined SCBWI and started writing...first personal essays, then picture books and finally middle grade novels.
Now, I read lots of different books:
So, head to a bookstore, the library or your school resource room and read a book. With a side of bacon. Not too crispy!