For my first post I want to talk a little about who I look up to in my writing. Every author on this and my other bookshelf has helped me realize who I want to be as a writer.
Robert B. Parker and Robert Crais have written two of the most iconic detective series of the last 25 years, and I can only hope that my reading of several of their books has allowed for my own writing ability to progress significantly.
James Patterson is a modern day crime writing icon, and any person who has wishes of entering the world of crime fiction would do well to read his work.
Steve Hamilton has managed to become a NYT Bestselling author after publishing his first novel via a writing competition co-sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America. That’s something of a rags to riches writing story if you ask me. And inspiring.