2020 #Authors Who Have Stayed With Me @callytaylor @DotHutchison @LynneBarrettLee @DMPulleyAuthor @rachelcaine @michaelcarey191 @Mark__Lawrence @longshotauthor @Dwallacepeach @NaminaForna @LBardugo @stacitroilo @TerryTyler4 @sgc58 @itsmcronin
Hi everyone! Happy New Year’s Eve. Here’s wishing you all a fabulous 2021. This year, I’ve discovered 10 writers new-to-me and one re-discovered, who have moved me and stayed with me long after I’ve read their books. Today, I wanted to share that talent with you. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a new favourite author from today’s post 🙂
I list them below, along with each Twitter tag, in the order in which I came across their books this year. I’ll also provide a link to one of my reviews for each where I’ve written one.
C L Taylor @callytaylor https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-strangers-by-c-l-taylor/
Sunday Times No.2 bestseller. Sleep was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2019. Strangers is out now. Tweets mostly about books, crafting, dogs, tele.
Dot Hutchison @DotHutchison https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-deadly-waters-by-dot-hutchison/
Author of A Wounded Name, The Collectors Series (Book 1: The Butterfly Garden), and Deadly Waters (out September 2020)
Lynn Lee (also Lynn Barrett Lee) @LynneBarrettLee https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-can-you-see-me-by-lee-lynne-lynnebarrettlee/
Psychological thriller writer. Ghostwriter. Column writer. Occasional creative writing tutor. Author of CAN YOU SEE ME? (Thomas and Mercer) Moth enthusiast.
D M Pulley @DMPulleyAuthor https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-no-ones-home-by-d-m-pulley-dmpulleyauthor/
Author obsessed with abandoned buildings, haunted houses, and the buried past
Rachel Caine @rachelcaine https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-stillhouse-lake-by-rachel-caine-rachelcaine/
NYT Bestseller of 57 books. UPCOMING: Heartbreak Bay 3/2021
M R Carey @michaelcarey191 https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-the-book-of-koli-by-m-r-carey-michaelcarey191/
Novelist, screenwriter, comics writer, occasional irritant
Cat butler. Also author of trilogies: The Broken Empire, The Red Queen’s War, The Book of the Ancestor, Impossible Times, & (in 2020) The Book of the Ice.
Storyteller. Let’s not complicate things.
D Wallace Peach @Dwallacepeach https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-liars-and-thieves-by-d-wallace-peach-dwallacepeach/
Fantasy/Sci-fi author, dystopian, dragons, epic adventures. Writing all day long, every day and loving it.
Namina Forna @NaminaForna https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-the-gilded-ones-by-namina-forna-naminaforna/
YA author of THE GILDED ONES
#1 NYT bestselling author of Six of Crows, Shadow & Bone, King of Scars, other Grishaverse type things, and Ninth House. Occasional gnashing of teeth.
Authors known to me who deserve a special mention for entertaining reads this year:
@itsmcronin The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot releases in February 2021 and it’s a must read.
Review for The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot: https://harmonykent.co.uk/bookreview-the-one-hundred-years-of-lenni-and-margot-by-marianne-cronin-itsmcronin_susanw1f_lenniandmargot/
My gratitude must also go to Sally Cronin (@sgc58) for introducing me to so many books and authors this year and for her super support and generosity of time and spirit. You can find Sally’s website HERE. And her books HERE.
I’d love to know what authors/books have stayed with you this year. So please don’t be shy and leave a reply in the comments below 🙂
That’s it from me for this year. Keep safe and keep well, and I look forward to us all getting together in 2021.