Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Authors A to Z: F

Authors from A to Z
June Blogging Event

hosted by Proud Book Nerd

More info here, sign-up here.

A month-long posting challenge that showcases authors and their works. We start on June 1 and post daily (except Sundays), with each day having a letter of the alphabet. The point of this:
  • To show our appreciation to awesome authors.
  • To share awesome authors with our readers.
  • To challenge ourselves to post daily, outside memes and reviews.
F? Let's see. . . David Farland, Walter Farley, Susan Fletcher, Lori Foster, Alan Dean Foster, Earlene Fowler, Tracy Fobes

Cornelia Funke, website
"I wrote my first story when I was nearly 35 years old! I was ancient!

"Now I am 53. Together with my children Ben and Anna I live in the City of Angels - in beautiful Los Angeles. We have a wonderful and wacky dog named Luna (nowadays we call her Looney - that’s much more appropriate!) and a biting turtle which my son Ben called Hercules (although she's a girl). Our house is crammed with books and DVDs (we are all completely addicted to watching movies) and dragons made of all sorts of materials.

"I am very lucky that my children like what I do and that their friends like to read my stories. Otherwise life would be rather embarrassing for them, don't you think?"

Always Looking Up
by Michael J. Fox, info at Wikipedia, his Foundation

At the turn from our bedroom into the hallway, there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame. I can't help but catch a glimpse of myself as I pass. Turning fully toward the glass, I consider what I see. This reflected version of myself, wet, shaking, rumpled, pinched, and slightly stooped, would be alarming were it not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across my face. I would ask the obvious question, "What are you smiling about?" but I already know the answer: "It just gets better from here." — from Always Looking Up

Dick Francis and Felix Francis website

I've been reading Dick Francis for 30 years. He was a jockey. And a writer. That doesn't do him justice. His mysteries have a horse element but are not strictly for the horse-mad as I was/am. The are strong mystery novels and I am so glad that his son Felix is carrying on the work.

I am unable to even pick a favorite couple. My husband only buys DF for me if it came out within the week. Otherwise he knows I already have it. I was once teased that I married M so I'd be a Francis too. :D

Hanging by a Thread
Monica Ferris, website

Betsy is still new enough to Excelsior, Minnesota, to not know a scandal when she causes one. So, when she hires Foster Johns to fix her roof, the resulting uproar has her needled. The whole town has pinned a five-year-old unsolved double murder on him. Betsy believes Johns when he says he isn’t guilty. But she’ll have to use every stitch of her sleuthing skills to tie up all the loose ends that will prove his innocence once and for all.

(Betsy's first murder to solve was her sisters! Betsy came to crash at her sister's place and get her head together. She ends up solving the murder of her sister and staying to run her sister's, now her's, needlecraft shop. I wish I could visit the shop, it sounds wonderful!)

The Dark series, her wonderful Carpathian stories
Dark Prince
by Christine Feehan, website

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks on a vacation far from home.

Mikhail Dubrinksy is the Prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness. Until the day a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing his pain and yearning.

From the moment they meet, Raven and Dubrinksy are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love. Yet even if they survive, how can these two lovers – Carpathian and human – build a future together? And how can Dubrinksy bring Raven into his dark world without extinguishing her beautiful goodness and light?

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