One of my favorite authors is Katherine Paterson. I loved her book of memoirs, Stories of My Life.

For my kids, I am drawn to books with outstanding illustrations, like this beautiful animal book by Alan Baker:

Two of my favorite books about writing are Stephen King's On Writing and Gail Carson Levine's Writing Magic.


I love reading -- to myself, to my kids, from a book, on an iBook, at the library, on a get the picture. Here are some of my current favorites.