Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WCW: Stephanie Perkins

This is another author who I have read literally all of their published works. I've loved every moment of reading it too.

Stephanie Perkins has three successful teen contemporary novels and a holiday anthology under her belt and she has only been published for just over four years. That's a lot of work! She has another anthology set to release next year, as well as her first foray into horror. I cannot wait to see how she tackles the genre.

Perkins gives me so much hope as a (hopefully!) future writer because her life trajectory mimics mine: bookseller to librarian to author. I would be thrilled to follow in her footsteps. She has more than 45,000 fans following her on Twitter, and her books are best sellers nationally and internationally. Her books are the kind of books that give you heart flutters and make you want to goofily smile into a pillow. They are not the kind of books which will allow you to maintain angry resting face on public commutes.

I would love to see Perkins' work honored by an awards committee, but for the time being, I'm happy to recommend her books when people want books to bring them joy.

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