Monday, March 15, 2010

Author Appreciation Week- Day 1

This week is author appreciation week. This week was created by Heidi R. Kling. You can read the post about it here. Along with posting about the authors I appreciate this week, I am also having a week-long feature for The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.

Anybody who has read my blog for more than about 5 days knows that I love David Levithan. He is my favorite author in the world ever. He has written/co-written more books than you can count on your fingers. David is the head editor at Scholastic, he is a best-selling author, and is teaching creative writing at a University. Even though he is doing all of that work, he still has time to tour and he is really down to earth. He is one of the nicest authors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He happily signed 7 of his books for me… which is a lot of books!
I appreciate David Levithan for all he does in the YA Community. He sets up a bunch of events in NY and is an all around great person. He’s novels are pure gold and every time I read them, I am automatically in a good mood.
Another thing I like about Mr. Levithan’s writing is that he has so many different writing styles. He has re-told a classic, he has written in poetry form, and he has written something where he never capitalized. Also, I have heard that he takes a picture every day. That’s awesome, yes? I have tried doing that in the past…. But never got away with it.