November 27, 2014 • Cee • Letters

Today is all about giving thanks (and eating tons of food). I want to thank all my family, friends, fellow bloggers, and followers for always being there and creating an awesome community. I don’t think my life would be as bright and enjoyable if I didn’t have any of them.

Last year, I wrote a brief Thanksgiving letter dedicated to “you,” but this year, I wanted to thank the authors I adore, the ones who fill my life with awesomeness.

It’s kind of cheesy to say, but these authors cause heartbreaking emotions that will wreck you until you’re a blubbering mess, absolutely in awe and in confusion of what just hit you in the face.

  • Jandy Nelson, because she’s the sweetest you will ever meet her, and her books will make you cry because oh my god, SIBLING ~FEELS.
  • Patrick Ness, because he makes me laugh every time I read his tweets, and his books are totally out of this world. My heart is filled with so much love for him and his books.
  • Victoria Schwab, because she makes me anxious for more of her work (I CANNOT GET ENOUGH), and she can destroy your brain and heart with just a single line (or y’know Guyliner).
  • Rachel Hawkins, because her Hex Hall series convinced me to give YA another chance (all those years ago).
  • Susan Dennard, because she gives amazing advice on writing and is just super encouraging. Plus, her friendship with Sarah J. Maas = adorable.
  • Becky Albertalli, because she’s the absolutely sweetest person you’d ever interact with on Twitter. I want to send all the Oreos in the world to her. I know I will love Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda when I manage to obtain a copy.
  • Claire Legrand, because her first book left me slack-jawed and made me weirdly into the creepy, and that isn’t something that happens at all.
  • Robin Sloan, because he wrote Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, a book that left me wanting more of these characters and the world and all these awesome things I love—books, San Francisco, puzzles, secret society, and typography.

I’m thankful to read their books and interact with them.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you’re in the US) or a fabulous day (if you don’t celebrate it).

Which authors are you thankful for? And why?


3 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving! (aka Authors I Am Thankful For)”

  1. Missie says:

    Jandy and Rachel would so be on my list too!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. Freda Mans says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. This is a sweet post. I made a similar one myself. I need to get my hands on Jandy Nelson’s writings! Well, I already have one, but haven’t read it. Anyway, I like heartbreaking emotions so I’ll check these authors out. :)

    In case for whatever reason my latest post doesn’t show up, it’s here.

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