New-to-Me Authors of 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the bloggers over at the Broke and the Bookish. Book bloggers from all around create lists based on the chosen topics, and post links to the host blog to share our love of books.

This was last weeks TTT, but I missed it and decided that I would do it this week! This was a repeat topic in 2012, which only makes sense, why not have a few topics to be repeated. New authors I found in 2013, in no particular order, is as follows:

  1. Avi: Avi is a pen name for Edward Irving Wortis, but he says, “The fact is, Avi is the only name I use.”
    Born in 1937, Avi has created many fictional favorites such as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing but the Truth, and The Crispin series. His work is very much desired by readers young and old.
    Book(s) I’ve read by this author: Sophia’s War.
  2. Alan Bradley: With an education in electronic engineering, Alan worked at numerous radio and television stations in Ontario, and at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University) in Toronto, before becoming Director of Television Engineering in the media centre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where he remained for 25 years before taking early retirement to write in 1994. Book(s) I’ve read by this author: Flavia de Luce series [book 1, 2, 3]
  3. Conor Grennan: Conor Grennan is a citizen of the US and Ireland. He grew up in Poughkeepsie NY and Jersey City, NJ. He spent eight years at the EastWest Institute (EWI), both in Prague and the EU Office in Brussels, focusing on peace and reconciliation in the Balkans. He left EWI in 2004 to travel and volunteer in Nepal, where he ultimately started Next Generation Nepal (NGN), an organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families. Book(s) I’ve read by this author: Little Princes
  4. Megan Shepherd: Megan Shepherd was “born” into the book world, growing up in her parents’ independent bookstore in Western North Carolina. She is the author of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER trilogy (Balzer+Bray/2013), and THE CAGE trilogy (Balzer+Bray/2015). When Megan is not writing, she can usually be found horseback riding, day dreaming at coffee shops, or hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. She is represented by Josh Adams at Adams Literary. Book(s) I’ve read by this author: The Madman’s Daughter
  5. Tony DiTerlizzi: New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books with Simon and Schuster for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like, “Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure”, “Adventure of Meno” (with his wife, Angela) and “The Spider & The Fly” (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like “Kenny and The Dragon” and “The Search for WondLa”, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle-grade series, “The Spiderwick Chronicles” (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over thirty countries. Book(s) I’ve read by this author: The Search for WondLa

Actually five is enough. I’ve read a lot of books, but most weren’t like “oo a book, hey I’ve never heard of this author before”, they were mostly all books I’ve been saving in the back of my TBR list just waiting to be read 🙂


* Note: All information about author was compiled through Goodreads Author pages.


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Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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