Top five authors that make me happy

freddie-marriage-92621Being a mom I have found that my reading interests have changed.  I used to read some really intense books sometimes with really dark subject matter.  But I found after I had kids that it was harder for me to go to that place.  I wonder if other moms feel this way?

Not to mention that when I read it’s like I am emotionally in the place of the characters and I just didn’t have the emotional bandwidth to handle that.  Plus I have a lot less time to devote to reading!

So these days I choose things that tend to be lighter and keep me in a happier emotional cocoon.  Here are a few authors that I have loved lately and have kept things light for me and more in the mood to play.  Many of them are young adult, a genre I have come to love.

  • Anything by Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Eleanor and Park, Landline are my faves)
  • Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After)
  • Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies, Truly Madly Guilty, etc.)
  • Jojo Moyes
  • Gayle Forman (Just One Day, Just One Year, etc.)

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A New Adventure


I am feeling giddy today.  I talked to a old friend last week who just quit her job to be a writer.  I’ll admit, I was intrigued so I reached out to see if she wanted to chat and she was gracious enough to make some time for me.  We talked for two hours and she challenged me to plan some serious time to devote to writing the novel I have in my head just to see if I liked it.  Her advice was to be brave and take risks.

So this morning I took about three hours and wrote almost 3000 words before I had to pick my daughter up from school.  I found myself on a high after getting home.  I want more!

So tomorrow, back to the coffee shop for what I hope is another 3000 words.