Busy week, there's lots to do in the build up to Christmas - there's the obligatory making of Christmas Cakes and scramble to tidy the house and the garden, not to mention all those social event - books, writing, books and more books - in my case ;)
And like most people these days I'm also working - although some of it is fun - Rona Gallery is putting on "The Santa Trap" (One of Peter Friend's and my School Journal Plays) for Christmas. Not to mention the Christmas exhibition itself - and all the advertising.... so
So for a change I'm putting up about twenty favourite authors - and in as few words as possible why they are so fab. Feel free to contribute, I'm sure I've missed more than a few!
for historical fiction that went the extra mythological mile
for disconcerting and surprising children
A A Milne
a bear however hard he tries grows tubby without exercise,
he gets what exercise he can by falling off the ottoman --
and yet other authors seem to lack a certain good willed knack
of finding love in little things, in toys and chairs - and crackpot kings.
the newest inductee. Not for the prizewinning "Fly by Night,"
but the bottomless well that is Verdigris Deep
C. J. Cherryh
Down Below Station - Enough said
The lady of science fiction herself
There was winter, and there was birds --
but I although I read the same words I could never read the same story twice
Danny the Champion of the World, not to mention an abiding love of chocolate.
For opening the wardrobe door.
for raising a smile, and adding footnotes.
Thankyou for Charlotte, and your even more endearing mute swansong.
Diana Wynne Jones
For making little people big.
Two strong arms, plaits and an indomitable personality.
Ursula K Le Guin
Ged - and more recently the little known Lavinia.
A glimpse into madness,
One night Max made mischief - and the rest is history involving a boat and some very cute monsters.
And the song of the swomee-swans rang out in space
Douglas Adams (both really I guess, but this one in particular)
Got towel - can travel. Don't panic.
For travelling back in time to get there first.
I hope you enjoy these authors as much as I do,
A.J. Ponder's work is available through Rona Gallery, Amazon, and good Wellington bookstores
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