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Booking Through “Thursday.”

February 11, 2011

“I never could get the hang of Thursdays,”- Arthur Dent, in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

So it was Thursday yesterday. And I read things and did things but forgot all about Booking Through Thursday. Good question this week!

There’s something wonderful about getting in on the ground floor of an author’s career–about being one of the first people to read and admire them, before they became famous best-sellers.

Which authors have you been lucky enough to discover at the very beginning of their careers?

And, if you’ve never had that chance, which author do you WISH you’d been able to discover at the very beginning?

This question makes me happy, because I’ve been lucky enough to read, and review a few authors at the start of their careers. And then I get to recommend their books and feel like I’m cheering them on.
Best of all, is getting to actually meet the authors and learn that they’re terrifically nice in person.

Just a sampling:

Karen Healey, author of Guardian of the Dead

Peter Howe- author of the Waggit books.

Erin Bow, author of Plain Kate.

It either speaks to the current publishing market or my reading habits, that the first people I’m coming up with are mostly YA novelists. I know that the past few years have been good to the YA market, with tons of breakout hits and trends toward adults and teens both reading books in that niche. I see nothing wrong with this at all.

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