Thursday, January 5, 2012

Author Spotlight: J Scott Savage

Far World has been around for a few years, and I still remember it! That's saying something, because I usually forget titles, authors and details within a year or two of reading a book - which is nice if I want to read it again some day, but not nice when I start wondering what that means when I'm 80.

J. Scott Savage is a friendly, local author who has written both Water Keep and Land Keep in the Far World series. It's been a while since he's written anything else that I'm aware of, but if you're looking for a fun fantasy read that you probably haven't previously heard of, try this one.

It's good to be back after a nice holiday break! I took a look at my 2011 author spotlights as well as middle grade madness, just for fun. In case you missed them, here's a summary...

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS:
Shannon Hale
Patrick Carman
Robert Liparulo
Ann Dee Ellis
Jenny Nimmo
Sharon Creech
Jerry Spinelli
Richard Peck

MAD FOR MIDDLE GRADE:
A Crooked Kind of Perfect
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
Ivy and Bean
Love That Dog
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love
The Case of the Missing Marquess
The BFG
Hashbrown Winters

I've come up with a few fun themes for 2012, and I'm excited to start the posts next week. See you then!

And now, to all my bloggerhood friends...

8 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Love the cover and I hadn't heard of him before. I'll have to check it out. Happy New Year to you too.

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Wish you a very happy new year too Michelle. Looking forward to your posts in the coming year.

Loree Huebner said...

Happy New Year, Michelle.

I look forward to your posts.

Carolyn V said...

I have seen his books everywhere, but I still have to read them. They are going on my list. ;)

Happy New Year Michelle!

Beth said...

What a great list of spotlights and middle grade books! Can't wait to see what you're spotlighting in 2012.

Leslie Rose said...

J Scott Savage is new to me. Thanks for the rec. Looking forward to new finds in 2012 from your blog. Have a wonderful New Year.

Crystal Cook said...

Happy new Year to you too Michelle! I hope you had a great holiday season. :)) I didn't see that you featured Shannon Hale I'll have to go check it out because I love her.

P.S. just to let you know (I hope this isn't spammy *squirm* but you're my friend so I wanted you to know), I'm giving away a print of my painting of a mom and baby on my blog, you just have to leave a comment on the post so I know you want to enter :)

Catherine Lavoie said...

Happy New Year! :) I'm looking forward to another year of great posts!