Thursday, September 22, 2011

How to Judge an Author Part III

I asked my kids what kind of books the following authors write, and since you love this topic, I've decided to make it a regular post! This time though, these authors are actual friends I've met in the bloggerhood. What kind of books does she write? She looks kind of intimidating. I’m not sure. Historical fiction? It’s hard to tell on her because she looks young so she doesn’t seem like the kind of person who wouldn't write historical fiction but she's got a look that makes her seem like she’s not a romance writer – otherwise I would think she’s a romance writer. I wonder what 'the look' is. This is Rachael Renee Anderson whose most recent book is Minor Adjustments.

What kinds of stories does she write? Kid lit because of her funny smile *laughs* and her cutsie hat. What’s funny about her smile? The way she’s looking up as if she were a kid. My other daughter said I bet she writes historical fiction. Why? Well, she just seems like the sort of person that would write historical stuff, like she could be a history teacher or something. And that smile seems sort of like she knows something about fairies – so fantasy. I'm thinking they see Angie Lofthouse as a very versatile author. She's writen a lot of short science fiction that you can find here.

How about this author? *no hesitation* Romance. For one thing, she’s wearing red velvet, which just seems sort of romancy. Romantic people wear velvet? *nods* Um, and the way she has her hair died and she’s pretty so, yeah. Many of you know the friendly and cheerful Talli Roland who has written The Hating Game and Watching Willow Watts which are, indeed, chick lit, which always contains romance.

Last one. What does she write? Comedy? Because it’s a funny picture. Writers wouldn’t probably generally put a picture of themselves peeking over a scarf or something like that – unless they wanted to hide their identity. HAHA! And my other daughter said Comedy, because she is squinting her eyes a little bit like she’s smiling and she looks like the kind of girl that would have a sense of humor. By the way, I asked them seperately, but they both came up with comedy. Terry Lynn Johnson is the author of the adventure Dogsled Dreams. Terry, are you a funny lady? You'll have to let us know!

11 comments:

Chantele Sedgwick said...

How fun! I'm going to check out their blogs right now! :D

Angie said...

That made me laugh. You're kids are so cute. I suppose I am a kid at heart. I love Kid Lit, but I don't write it. And history is NOT my strong point. Definitely more focused on the future that the past. (Though I do know a thing or two about fairies.) =) Love these posts!

Laraine Eddington said...

I like this exercise. I always look at the author picture before I read a book. I find them very intriguing.

Kittie Howard said...

What a fantastic exercise! I, too, check out the author's photo -I really don't know why - a photo has never stopped me from buying a book.

Morgan said...

This is a great exercise. I don't usually pay that much attention to author's photos... but I think I'm going to start, because this is kind of fun.

Catherine Lavoie said...

Love this. Your kids are too cute! I now realize how important an author photo is! Have a great weekend! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Michelle .. I'm definitely going to have to look at the author's photo properly in future .. I'm sure I'd get them wrong .. except Talli!!

Cheers Hilary

Faith E. Hough said...

So much fun. :) Terry definitely has a sense of humor!

Al said...

At least Talli Roland was easy to guess!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Oh my! Thanks for including my frosty eye shot!This is such a fun game!
Agree, Talli is easy to guess!

Norma Garcia said...

I love this. LOL! I'm an author myself and it's so true. How you look sometimes does depict the kind of stuff you write. Now I'll start really looking at my pics!