We all have our favorite authors. We look forward to their new books, wait for them - sometimes impatiently - and rush to buy them on the day of their release. Some of us stick to a genre and others of us are all over the vast array of genres.
So. What is it that makes them our favorites? We could simplify our answers with declarations like "I love the way he writes." Or "She has this lovely prose." Or "I can't put his thrillers down." Or "She always makes me laugh." "Or cry." "Or wonder." Or . . .
Can you be specific about your favorite writers? What really makes you look for their books? Can you identify what appeals to you. Do your favorite authors inspire you?
I could list several of my favorites in the genres I prefer, and I could tell you why I love their writing, but . . . I'm not going to do that. I will tell you this: when I read some of my favorite's books, I'm inspired to write deeper, stronger, better. That's why they're my favorites.
Nicole Petrino-Salter writes love stories with a passion. You can find her most days here.