I’ve been thinking…If I could pick three books to end up under my Christmas tree as gifts what would they be? Not an easy question to answer. Like most writers, I tend to read voraciously and usually buy or download books I want to read. If I don’t buy a book, I’ll go to the library to get a copy of something I want to enjoy. But there are always more books to peruse, and if I could leave a list for Santa, here is what I would like to see under the tree Christmas morning.
- A classic. Every year the list of classic novels I would like to read grows. I would love a classic book under the tree so that I could check at least one of the many titles off my list. Since I am currently delving more into science fiction and fantasy, that is the genre I would request this year. I have had the great joy of reading Dune, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984, among others, but I would like to try another book from Ray Bradbury. My first pick would be The Martian Chronicles under my tree.
- Non-fiction. A chance encounter in New Haven, Connecticut brought me in contact with a wonderful historian and author, Debbie Applegate, and made me think about the people in Connecticut’s history. While not a big non-fiction or biography reader, lately I want to understand history and the world around me through non-fiction biography. My second book under the tree would be The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher. Check out Debbie Applegate’s work at http://www.themostfamousmaninamerica.com/
- A new author. As most indie authors, I often struggle to find my audience and brand. This year it is time to take a chance on someone new. I love to read new authors and support emerging talent and hope you do as well. Katie McKnight’s debut novel has garnered much praise on Amazon with twenty-seven five star reviews and became a best seller on the publishers website. If you like love stories and suspense, this is for you. If you prefer a different genre, consider another new author. My last book under the tree would be Secrets Revealed by Katie McKnight available on Amazon.
I’d love to know your list. Please leave a comment and I will pick one lucky reader to receive an e-copy of my latest book, Remote.