Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays... Debut Author

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorite Debut Author

Why I Love...Christopher Grant

I love this particular topic as it has to change as authors continue to write more books.  I love that feeling of finding and author for the first time.  Then the moment where I realize that it is their first book or story gives me that extra tingle.  I get excited because I know there is so much more to come.

I'm currently enamored with Mr. Christopher Grant, author of Teenie.  I reviewed Teenie and interviewed Mr. Grant during the Black History Month Blog Hop.  I am still staggered that Teenie, a book about a young black girl, was written by a man.  Oh I know it happens, but that isn't the problem.  I'm still just so flabbergasted that it was done and done so well.  Teenie's voice was so clearly that of a teen girl.  I had to keep looking at the flap to make sure I wasn't crazy.  I absolutely have to give Mr. Grant props for writing such a great book in an unexpected voice.

I have to admit that there are many more authors that I love and for different reasons.


Which Debut Authors do you love and why did you choose them? Feel free to create your own post and leave the link in the comments.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!


If you want to play along, feel free to grab the image (there is a button on the right sidebar now) and link your post in the comments. Here goes.




P.S.  We will forgo the linky again this week.  Just post your posts in the comments :)
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16 comments:

  1. I remember your review of Teenie and I just assumed it was written by a woman as well. I love that debut authors add fresh ideas to fiction!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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    1. I agree. It caught my attention because it wasn't written by a woman.

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  2. I am looking forward to reading this one. I love that a man wrote it!

    Here is my link for the meme http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-i-love-wednesday-8.html
    and here is the book club link http://mochagirlsread.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/why-i-love-wednesday-11/

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    1. I'm sending it to you. I let a friend borrow it, but when I get it back I'm sending it to you.

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  3. Ooh, and he's good looking too! It's always exciting when a favourite author is also good looking, lol!

    I love Andrew Davidson, who wrote The Gargoyle. He took 7 years to research and write that book, so I hope I don't have to wait another 7 years for his next one!

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    1. Isn't he?! I'm not familiar with Andrew Davidson but I'm going to look into The Gargoyle. Wow 7 years is such a long time!

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  4. I really need to pick this up and try it. I love authors who can voice a story of the opposite sex and sound realistic and authentic. I've read some who have missed the mark completely so someone who gets it right must be pretty awesome! My post is up as well!

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  5. I am going to add this novel to my list. My debut author is Tyora Moody, her debut novel: When rain falls!! its a crime mystery that is a great novel to read. check out my review: http://sidnereading.blogspot.com

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  6. this sounds great, i remember your review of this one.

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    1. Yes, it is a pretty recent read but it stayed on my mind.

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  7. Alexis,

    Thank you for the great post. I really appreciate it.

    Christopher Grant
    @nycsubwaywriter

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  8. Alexis,

    Thank you for the great post. I really appreciate it.

    Christopher Grant
    @nycsubwaywriter

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