Thankful Reads with Author Linda Joy Singleton November 27, 2017 – Posted in: Uncategorized – Tags: 2017, books, children's books, librarians, Linda Joy Singleton, teen, thankful reads, YA
Thanksgiving may be over but we’ve got one more Thankful Reads post to share with you, and it comes from author Linda Joy Singleton!
“I’m thankful for the Judy Bolton mysteries by Margaret Sutton. I loved this series so much as a kid that I wrote a fan letter to the author–and she wrote back! I carried that letter around with me at school, feeling like I’d won the lottery. That one letter led to a lifelong friendship. And decades later I thanked her for her encouragement in a dedication in my first mystery series.”
With plot twists involving twins, cheerleaders, ghosts, psychics and clones, Linda Joy Singleton has published over 25 Middle-grade and Young Adult Books. When she’s not writing, she enjoys life in the country with a barnyard of animals including horses, cats and dogs. She especially loves to hear from readers and speaking at schools and libraries. She collects vintage series books like Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden and Judy Bolton. Some of her current favorite authors are Jeanne DuPrau, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Eva Ibbottson, Bruce Coville, Gordon Korman, Peg Kehret, Nancy Werlin, Joan Bauer, Kathryn Reiss and Suzanne Collins. When Linda is asked why she’d rather write for kids than adults, she says, “I love seeing the world through the heart of a child, where magic is real and every day begins a new adventure. I hope to inspire them to reach for their dreams. Writing for kids is a gift, a responsiblity, and an honor.”