So I have decided to write a blog about two of my favorite authors who happen to have books coming out within days of each other. I know both of them really well, and I almost love them. I know it is shocking that I like anyone, let alone almost love them. But I am going to confess my almost love right here on our blog.
I am going to start on the one I have known the longest, Chloe Lang. I know most people don’t know much about her, but I have known her for years. She is one of the most adorable authors out there. She is a bit of a recluse, and she is shy till you get to know her. After she feels comfortable with you, she is a hoot. She has a wicked sense of humor and is one of those people who can make anything sound naughty.
Chloe loves her job as an author and wouldn’t trade all the hard work that goes into it for anything. She works hard at making each of her books the best they can be and hopes that she never disappoints a reader. She loves the fact that she can sit down in front of her computer and play with the people that talk to her in her head and no one thinks she is crazy and ready for a straightjacket.
Between her family and writing, she doesn’t have much free time, but she does love her fans. She is not a big fan of social media but if you send her an email or a message, she will try and get back to you as soon as she remembers that she doesn’t have to chase all the bright shiny things that catch her eye. I am going to let the cat out of the bag here. Chloe is like most authors and has a love for the pretties that almost always cause her to forget what she is supposed be doing. I have been talking on the phone with her and all of a sudden she will jump from one subject to another, and it takes a minute for me to catch up. I still love talking to her—in spite of the conversational ADD.
I hope that this give you a little insight into the wonderful Chloe Lang. By the way, I can tell you right now she is blushing that I said anything nice about her. She is bashful that way. Now everyone who knows her is laughing because I called her bashful.
Hmmmm, I have thought long and hard about the second author. I have went back and forth and forth and back. I am still not sure what to say. I wanted someone who I have known for a while, yet someone who I discover something new about every day. I decided on (drum roll please) Heather Long.
The first time I met Heather was in one of Kris Cooks chats. Wow, that must have been January 2010 or so. I just realized how long I have been chatting with her. I can remember it like it was three years ago. There I sat behind my computer screen when in strolls this hot vivacious woman. Yep, it was Heather Long on the keyboard. At that point, I was still new to the whole chatting thing and was still rather shy (Shut up Mia). I remember thinking, Wow. She is smart, sassy, and so much fun. Over time, we would just see each other in chats.
I read her book Remembering Ashby right before her first chat in August 2010. Yes, I cheated and went back and looked for the date that I added it to my Nook. I bought it and Prime Evil on the same day. I know I only had read RA before chat, but she was so excited that I bought and read one. She is such a wonderful author and an amazing chat guest. She talked about her favorite authors and her books and she was really open to just about any question we could put to her. She is still like that and has become one of my favorite chat guests.
We have hooked up on Facebook and last year, we finally met in person. OMG, she was so damn adorable. I almost wanted to hug her. She is so hilarious and witty and fast with a comeback that it keeps me on my toes when we chat. She is always willing to help hide a body and is one of the most easy to get to know authors you will ever find.
Over the last year, I have seen her popularity grow, and it is so well deserved. She has grown as an author and as a person. Her books just keep getting better and better. She has found her voice, and she has let it take her to the bestseller’s lists. Her Fever and Marine series have me begging for more each time I finish her latest book. If I could only get her to write faster, but she is always reminding me that it takes time to write a great book.
I hope I have given you a glimpse into two of my favorite authors. Who are some of your favorite authors?