Saturday, October 15, 2011

Top 5 Multi-Talented Authors

Today I've put together a list of my favourite multi-talented authors. What is a multi-talented author? In this case they are an author who can write for multiple age groups. Here is my list of my top 5 multi-talented authors:
1) Sara Shepard
If you have read any of Sara's Pretty Little Liars books or The Lying Games books, you know just how well this author can write. Well, as of October, she is entering the adult literature world for the second time with her book Everything We Ever Wanted, which successfully continues her great writing streak from the Pretty Little Liars series.

2) Suzanne Collins
As you may know, Suzanne Collins is the author of The Hunger Games, one of my all time favourite books. What I didn't know, until recently, was that she had also written a middle grade series called The Underland Chronicles. Through writing in both age groups, she has proven that she truly is a multi-talented author.

3) Rick Riordan
Hands up for who has never read anything by Rick Riordan. Not many hands went up because of his huge success with his series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. He also wrote The Heroes of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles. But what has he done outside of that age group? Well, he has also written several adult books including the Tres Navarre series. If you're like me and you loved the wit used in his writing, you can't wait to read his adult books as well.

4) Melissa Marr
You may recognize the name Melissa Marr as the author of the Wicked Lovely series, her young adult series. Well, she has just recently released her first adult book Graveminder. Personally, after reading her Wicked Lovely series (and loving it!) I cannot wait to read her first leap into adult fiction.

5) Kelley Armstrong
After falling in love with both the Darkest Powers Series and the Darkness Rising series, I learned that this author actually began in adult literature. So of course I'll be checking out her Women of the Otherworld series when I get a chance.

A noticeable trend above is that it really boils down to is being able to weave a story that appeals to the reader and their specific age group. The authors above have successfully done so with multiple age groups and they have proven themselves as multi-talented authors.

What would your top five be?

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