I don’t know about your TBR list, but mine is growing weekly. As I meet and hear about new authors, I’m curious to read their books. That’s a lot of writers and even more books. To narrow that list down to a favorite would be almost impossible. Ack!
I’ve decided to tell you about one author I know a little better than the rest because I’ve known her for a longer period of time. This year marks eight years. I’m honored to call her mentor, friend, and one of my favorite authors.
I met Sandra when I enrolled in a two-year Apprentice Course with the Christian Writers Guild. Through bi-weekly emails, I became acquainted with her philosophies.
One of the first pieces of advice she gave to me was about vulnerability. It is a bit of guidance I carry with me daily.
Your vulnerability is what buys you the right to teach your reader, remember! – Sandra Byrd
Curling up with one of Sandra’s books is like sitting down with an old friend. I reach for my much-loved blanket, my favorite hot beverage, and climb in my comfy chair for an extended visit. It’s easy to lose myself in whatever period she writes. The sights, sounds, and smells, of her imaginary worlds, bring life to the characters in her story.
For example in the modern French Twist series, you can almost taste the delectable pastries in the Bijoux. The Ladies in Waiting series takes the reader to the uncertain times of Henry VIII’s court and ends with the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The Daughters of Hampshire is set in the adored Victorian Era.
The last book in the DH set, A Lady in Disguise, is coming out this month, so I need to arrange my TBR list.
For anyone who loves to read, I highly recommend Sandra Byrd as an author whose books will be a delight to explore.
Writing Prompt: You are seated at the ACFW Conference when your favorite author joins you for a chat.