February 10, 2011

reflections - debut authors

Today's BTT asks us Which authors have you been lucky enough to discover at the very beginning of their careers?
 
Kathryn Stockett and her debut novel The Help.  I had just downloaded the Kindle app on my iPhone at the time The Help came out.   Because I'm a G.R.I.T. (girl raised in the South), the book looked appealing; after the first chapter I was hooked and started spreading the word.   I certainly hope Stockett  doesn't end up like Margaret Mitchell who wrote only Gone with the Wind.

5 comments:

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday_10.html

Sally said...

I didn't read The Help until it became more well known. I think it raised my expectations a bit too much.
Sally.

Here's Mine: http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday-5.html

Shirley said...

I am about 1/3 of the way through The Help and am really enjoying it. Kathryn Stockett had many many publishers turn her away before her current one saw the books potential and took a chance. I'm sure they are glad they did!!! Still in the top for sales, thus the paperback version has been put on hold repeatedly. Read mine here: http://shirley-mybookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-tour-sudden-moves-by-kelli-sue.html

Joy Weese Moll said...

The Help was a book for my book club. I think the woman who proposed it was an early reader, but it was a big deal by the time I got to it.

sim only deals said...

I am about 1/3 of the way through The Help and am really enjoying it.