My life is simple. It is truth that there are a few “bumps” in the road, but nothing worthy of writing a book about. Well, maybe there is one thing, but it has nothing to do with my life as an individual. All other the same, the daily prompt is to suggest and author to write my story. This author would have to be a good story-teller as there is a lot to be made up. “If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?”
Roger Zelazny would be my first choice. This man had talent in so many areas, but the talent that grabbed me in start was his ability to make his characters real. The first book from Roger Zelazny that I read was Nine Princes of Amber, the first book of the Chronicles of Amber series. Roger Zelazny wrote in science fiction: Doorways in the Sand and Eye of Cat are two of my favorites in this genre. He also wrote in fantasy. Dilvish, the Dammed and its sequel The Changing Land; and The Changeling and its sequel Madwand are my favorites from the is genre. This talented writer could take my simple life and turn it into something exciting, compelling, and worthy of reading.
I also like Piers Anthony. While he is likely most known for this lengthy Magic of Xanth Series, My favorite is the Incarnations of Immortality series. In the Incarnations of Immortality Series, Piers Anthony shows a more serious side to his writing where he touches upon the issues of death, time, fate, war, nature, evil, and good.
Bearing an Hourglass – Time
With a Tangled Skein – Fate
Wielding a Red Sword – War
Being a Green Mother – Nature
For the Love of Evil – Evil
And Eternity – Good
If you have the opportunity to read any of these books, make sure to check the author notes at the back of the book. There, Piers Anthony writes about what was going on in his life at the time that he wrote the story and how it related to the story itself. Very interesting.
Because my life has a little romance in it and because I do read historical romance occasionally, I would also consider Karen Robards. I have actually read more often from Johanna Lindsey, however, I would rather have my romantic moments written by Karen Robards. The first book I read by Ms. Robards was Dark of the Moon. I really enjoyed her gentler, smoother voice. While most historic romances play heavy on the sex scenes, Karen Robards plays nice. Her style makes love and sex sound beautiful.
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