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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What a Career!

Workout Song of the Day: See post below (I'm lazy--didn't feel like thinking of another one)

I know. We all want to be original. We all want to write our own way. And there's nothing wrong with that. However, it's okay to be in complete awe of another author. To just read their work, follow their blogs, giggle at their tweets and just think...you are absolutely AWESOME!

But enough about me. :)

My peeps over at YA Highway want to know which author's career would you most like to emulate. My immediate answer was going to be the lovely Courtney Summers:

But then I realized that even though she just received a two-book deal, she only has two books currently on the shelves. So while I feel that she's a force to be reckoned with, I figured that I should say someone who has a little more publishing credits (I still love ya, Courtney!). So the author who I most admire and whose career I'd like to fashion mines off of would be....

Elizabeth Scott!

She's laughing because she knows she rocks. What I love most about Ms. Scott is that she doesn't just stick to one genre. While I consider her the queen of YA, her books range from heartwarming (Bloom), fun (Stealing Heaven), romantic (Perfect You), to pure dark (Living Dead Girl--one of my absolute faves). Pretty much, this woman can do it all!

Though I know I'll never reach her brilliance, I want my writing to cross different genres as well. Keep doing your thing, Ms. Scott!


Kate Hart said...

A friend just insisted last night that I get some Elizabeth Scott. Looks like I should! :)

M. Hockaday said...

I have to read Living Dead Girl- we'll exchange this summer The Hunger Games for Living Dead Girl - deal??? Good post!

Kirsten Hubbard said...

I want to cross genres too -- my pick was Laurie Halse Anderson :) Both Courtney & Elizabeth are amazing.

Kaitlin Ward said...

Great pick! She's definitely versatile.

Kristin Miller said...

Haha, Courtney is, indeed, awesome. In a few years I'm gonna definitely be all "I want to be her!!"