Crossposted from Facebook, because it seemed to fit here, too.
Instructions: List your ten favorite authors when you were ten years old, and your fifteen favorite authors when you were fifteen years old. Star those who are on both lists. Then list ten authors you love whom you discovered after the age of 15! The final step: decide on your five favorite authors of all time.
MY 10 FAVORITE AUTHORS WHEN I WAS 10
(in no particular order)
Donald F. Glut (wrote a novelization of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK that I read to *tatters* in 4th grade)
Whoever wrote the Encyclopedia of the Horse that I had back then
Whoever wrote the Time-Life book on Early Man I used to get out of the library again and again.
After the first five, this was really tough. Mostly I just read my favorite books over and over again. And I was surprisingly into non-fiction, or at least pseudo-non-fiction, for a girl who would grow up to write fiction. My local library had a series of fictionalized biographies of the childhoods of early Americans that I loved--I especially remember the ones about George Washington, Robert E Lee, Douglas MacArthur, and Tecumseh, for some reason. I also read a lot of military history written for kids. There was a whole series on WWII.
It strikes me that I was a somewhat strange kid.
MY 15 FAVORITE AUTHORS WHEN I WAS 15
(also in no particular order)
Celeste de Blasis
Mary Francis Shura
Fifteen-year-old Susan sure loved her some family sagas...
TEN GREAT AUTHORS I DISCOVERED AFTER THE AGE OF 15
Louisa May Alcott (I know! But I never read her as a child!)
LM Montgomery (see note on Alcott)
Lois McMaster Bujold
MY FIVE FAVORITE AUTHORS OF ALL TIME