You like games, don’t you? Great. Let’s play one now. Can you guess who my author hero is?
First of all, I should explain that I have two author heroes, but I’ve mentioned one of them before. He’s the oh-so-famous Stephen King. The strange thing about this revelation is that I’m not a huge fan of his writing. He’s hit and miss for me. Although I must say The Stand is one of the best books I’ve ever read. So, if I’m not that into his writing, why is he my hero? Because he started from nothing and basically took over the horror genre. Is that amazing or what? Not to mention he used to be a teacher, so we have that in common. Plus, he has overcome so much like addiction and a major car accident, but none of that has stopped him from doing what he loves: scaring the crap out of people. Heck, he has even starred in a few movies based on his novels. How cool is that?
However, I have another author hero. Let’s see if you can figure out who she is. Here are a few hints:
-She’s a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.
-Her fifth completed manuscript is the one that sold.
-She has five children. (Maybe that’s her lucky number?)
-Growing up, she immerged herself in books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John Saul. (I swear this woman’s my mother. Just kidding.)
-She took the FBI Citizens Academy course. (Man, would I love to do that!!!)
-She’s a master at suspense.
-Her books are romantic thrillers and supernatural thrillers.
-Somehow she manages to find time to write three books a year and still have a life. (Where does this woman get the energy?)
I think I’ve given you enough clues. Who’s my female author hero? Who’s yours?