After the passing of one of my all-time favorite authors, Diana Wynne Jones, a couple of weeks ago, I busily engaged myself in a comprehensive reread of all books on my shelf authored by her. Yes, it was a bit excessive, and the mountains of unwashed laundry in my kids’ rooms will attest to Ms. Jones’ superb writing. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself, however, and I am not ashamed.
This latest marathon of a read has inspired me, thankfully, to write (actually rewrite–I’m working on editing two of my novels) instead of throw my laptop at the wall in despair at ever writing anything as interesting or witty or intelligent as the author of Howl’s Moving Castle. So, thank you, Ms. Jones, for your inspiring writing, and a wonderful inspiring life. I wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for you.
Read her autobiography here: http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/autobiog.htm.