Authors Who Inspired Me
Since I was 5 years old, I had a dream of becoming an author. Though I pursued different hobbies and potential career paths, writing has always stuck with me as my dream job. Part of this can be attributed to five authors who have inspired me the most.
- Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins is the author of The Hunger Games series. Reading the original trilogy became my escape when I was in middle school. I was struck at how much of an impact a book could have on my life. When I saw this series become a worldwide phenomenon with the popular films broadened my horizons to how much can happen after writing a book. This was where my dream of writing books and having them turned into a screen adaptation began.
- Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians was the center of my childhood. I remember seeing myself in the character Annabeth Chase. The Lightning Thief also sparked my interest in Greek Mythology and pushed me to study other myths and legends. Rick Riordan’s writing feels effortless and makes it easy to relate to the characters.
- Barbara Park
Barbara Park wrote the Junie B. Jones books. I remember this series was the first that I was strongly drawn to. My parents took me to the library and book store frequently so I could read the next book in the series. This series turned me into a reader and made me feel truly happy.
- John Grisham
John Grisham is an author I have only recently began reading. His books had a professional air to it while still being easy to read and explore the world within the pages. Grisham manages to consistently release new novels without sacrificing the high quality.
- John Green
John Green’s books make me cry with how utterly human they feel. The conflict and characters in his stories can be seen in our everyday lives. It makes the pain feel close to home and very emotional. The Fault in our Stars makes me cry every single time I read it. It doesn’t matter that I know how the story ends, I get attached to the characters on page one all over again.