Who Do You Read?

You may have heard that every writer needs to be a reader.  It’s true; how else can you know what sells, what doesn’t, and what the current market trends are if you don’t look at what’s gracing the shelves of the local bookstore or planted on a website retailer’s page? Reading is how you learn, is a way to get inspired, is one avenue you take to relax.  It’s a shift in gears when you hit the wall, one that entertains.

You’re supposed to read as a writer, and not just within your own genre.  I write fantasy and horror.  I read a little of everything, from science fiction to fantasy, from horror to romance, from cozy mysteries to thrillers.

Here’s a sampling of the authors I read: David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, Robert McCammon, Mercedes Lackey, J. D. Robb, James Patterson, Tad Williams, Piers Anthony, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Nalini Singh, Eric Nylund, Greg Bear, Lyndsay Sands, Joann Fluke, Andre Norton, Barbara Hambly, and Jim Butcher – just to name a few.

Now I ask: who do you read?

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