What’s the first book you remember reading?
Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever was the first book that I could read independently. But, as other readers know, the book contains individual words instead of sentences. The first book with sentences that I read was Kermit and Cleopigtra (1981). Somewhere deep in my heart, Kermit the Frog is still my hero.
What’s the most recent book you have read or what are you reading right now?
I started A.G. Riddle’s The Origin Mystery earlier this year. Riddle is a North Carolina indie author who wrote a sci-fi/fantasy trilogy about epigenetics, the lost city of Atlantis, and terrorism. I am reading the second book, The Atlantis Plague, this fall.
Why did you choose that book?
Amazon.Com recommended The Atlantis Gene, the first book in the trilogy, to me based on past lending and purchases. I borrowed Atlantis Gene as my one “free” Amazon Prime book of the month and got hooked on the trilogy. The first book ends in a cliffhanger. The second book has an even more enticing prologue. I borrowed The Atlantis Plague as my free Prime eBook for October 2016.
If you could meet one book character or one author, who would you like it to be and why?
H.G. Wells. The man was a genius. Today, Wells is remembered as the father of science fiction. He practically invented the concept of time travel. But, before all of his fiction work, he taught and wrote biology textbooks. He was a very prolific writer in multiple genres. He must have led a very interesting life to have kindled his creative spark for so long. I would love to sit and listen to his story.
You can only choose five books for your bookshelf. What are they?
The Holy Bible, the Complete Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, a Prentice Hall literature anthology (any would do), and The Walking Dead Compendium (any volume).
My first novel, Absent on School Picture Day, debuted this fall. I am currently preparing to participate in National Novel Writing Month this November where I, and thousands of other adventurous souls, will write 50,000 words in 30 days or less.
Join the movement!
I want to promote reading. I know there are so many out there who have read a book and thought, this is something others need to know about. Reading encourages a lifelong passion for learning. #carolinareads is a movement that will give readers a chance to share what they are reading. There is a five question interview. I will share it on my website and give you a chance to not only promote your love of reading but also to promote yourself as you can include a website in your two sentence biography. Don’t live in the Carolinas? Well, do you know someone who does (hint: the person who created this form) you can still participate. Submit the form and I’ll let you know the date of your spotlight. Spread the word! Join the movement. Please email a picture if you would like it to be included.