Thursday, December 1, 2011

Author Spotlight: Richard Peck

Have you heard of A Long Way from Chicago, and its sequel A Year Down Yonder? They're both among my favorite upper middle grade reads, and Richard Peck (not to be confused with author Richard E. Peck) is a genuine, friendly author who appreciates his fans. I met him at The King's English Bookshop a year or two ago, and was so grateful for the time he took with each person standing in line. He is quite prolific, and a list of his many works can be found here. You'll have to let me know what you think. I've suggested his books to my MIL and she didn't like them at all! Oh well. To each his own, right?

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5 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

That is why writing and reading is subjective. We may like things others don't. I tend to love everything, though. lol

KarenG said...

I forever stand in awe of the prolific writer. That's what I wish I could be.

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm also in awe!

Leslie Rose said...

A YEAR DOWN YONDER is one of my favorite all time stories. I adore Richard Peck. He spoke at SCBWI this year. Magic!

Ann Best said...

I have and have read and re-read both of these books. They're awesome! I kept thinking that I want to write one like them about my childhood (1940s, 1950s) memories. How awesome that you got to meet him at the King's English (a place I should have frequented when we lived in Salt Lake. Darn!)
Ann Best, Memoir Author