I nearly forgot about the IWSG post. As I was outside jogging, the thought popped into my head that I needed to do the post. Must've had a few brain cells that needed to be knocked into place!
So, this month's question is, "If you could choose one author living or dead to be a Beta Partner, who would you choose and why?"
One author? I guess I would choose Rick Riordan. He's the author of the Kane Chronicles and the Olympians series. If you don't know middle-grade authors, you've probably never heard of him. I like this guy's writing style. He has well-developed, multi-faceted characters, lots of action, imagination, and he manages to teach kids about Egyptian and Greek mythology. Since I strive to do similar things in my Bubba and Squirt series, I think he'd be ideal as a Beta reader.
Now, if I could choose more, I'd chose Mitch Albom (author of Tuesdays with Morrie) because he's a great story-teller and creates characters that evoke emotional responses. And I would choose Frances Hardinge (author of a Face Like Glass) because this woman is a serious wordsmith! I've never read such vivid descriptive writing. She makes scenes come to life.
Do you know these authors? Who would you want as your Beta Partner?
If you saw my previous post, you know I'm doing a Latin Flavor blog hop to help get the word out about my upcoming release, Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure. If you'd like to learn more or participate, visit my previous post. Thanks to all who have already signed up!