I’m a voracious reader. My writing style tends to be in droughts and floods, where I go gangbusters for 30-60 days to get my draft complete, then I take about 2 months off of drafting and fill my mind with the worlds of other authors. I positively gorge on books. And when I find an author I love, I immediately devour their entire backlist.
The first time this happened was with Jill Shalvis. I read Simply Irresistible, fell in love, and then promptly went and found every single book she’d ever written (which is a LOT) and worked my way through many of them. To date, I believe I’ve read close to three dozen of her books, and I’m still clamoring for more. She’s an auto-buy for me, and I will happily gobble up anything she writes.
Since that first time of falling hard for an author, I’ve done this with countless others. Charlotte Stein (Sheltered hooked me), Cara McKenna/Meg Maguire (Dirty Thirty and The Reluctant Nude), Tessa Bailey (Officer off Limits), Ruthie Knox (About Last Night), and Elle Kennedy (Heat of the Moment) to name a few. I absolutely love when I fall hard and fast for an author. It’s a double edged sword, however, because inevitably I’ll run out of stuff to read and then have to wait like all the other poor chumps out there until we get another release day.
How about you? Any gimme-everything-they’ve-got! authors out there for you? I’m always looking to add to my list…