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My Author Heroes

Hey guys! Today I’m highlighting some of my favourite authors/authors who have influenced my author career so far. I talk a lot about myself on this blog, so I thought it would be nice to talk about some other authors, some you’ve probably heard of and others you may not have. So let’s get started.

The first author who influenced my writing career was Julie Kagawa, author of The Iron Fey series, The Blood of Eden series, the Talon series, and The Shadow of the Fox series. I credit Julie as the reason I became a writer because the Iron Fey series inspired the first novel I ever wrote, Summer’s Revenge. And after that, well my social life was history. Not that I really had much of one to begin with lol. The Iron Fey series is a really well done modern fantasy story about a girl named Meghan Chase who finds out she’s half fae when her brother gets stolen by faeries. The books are full of intrigue, high stakes, romance, and adventure and I will reread them forever.

Another author who has influenced me is Sarah J. Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Celaena Sardothien from ToG inspired me to write a story about assassins, on a subconscious level. I never really sat down and brainstormed Silent Night, it just showed up and I wrote it without outlining.

Now the other two authors I’m going to mention haven't influenced my plots directly, but my life as a writer instead. Jenna Moreci, author of Eve: The Awakening and The Savior’s Champion was a huge help when I was figuring out how to self publish and grow myself a writer. Her videos and honesty were largely what led to me going the indie author route.

Yet another huge inspiration is V. E. Schwab and you know, I think it’s safe to say she’s my favourite author. I have yet to read a book of hers that I didn’t like or a book of hers that I could give below 5 stars. I just love everything about her writing and she influences me by giving me that drive, that awe. I aspire to be like her some day. I also hope to manage the same level of whimsy and creepy in Project Bone Fairy someday that she did with The Near Witch.

So there you have it. Short and sweet, but I don’t want to ramble on because I assure you, I could. Let me know in the comments which authors have influenced you and your work, and as always, keep writing.

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