Today I finished reading a book by an author whose writing captivates me, leaving me eager to delve into her next novel. As an avid yet finicky reader, I enjoy sharing some of my favorites with my fellow readers. Before I reveal the author, though, let me first begin with some of the qualities of this author's writing that appeal to me.
It may sound simple, but for those of you who write fiction, believable characters are not always easy to portray. This author's characters and their emotions evolve and draw me in, allowing me to be a part of their lives. Their personalities are painted in words like an old house with peeling chips that reveal weathered layers from the past. Bit by bit the paint peels or is chipped away until a fresh new coat replaces the old.
I also appreciate how her settings are interwoven into the story line with ease, adding to the plot rather than halting it. A vivid picture appears in her reader's mind within each scene of her story, enhancing the senses.
The Sound of Glass is a great example of these qualities in Karen White's novels. Although this is only the second of her books that I've read (The Color of Light was the first), I look forward to reading many more. And since I believe she has at least twenty-four novels to choose from, it look like I'm going to have an ample selection.
Have you recently discovered an author whose books welcome you like a cherished friend; maybe someone whose writing style you admire? If so, share their name in the comment section, and I'll try to include them on a future blog.
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