Ten Books That Have Had an Influence on Me

1. The Little Golden Book of Noah and his Ark. (I used to drive my siblings and mother mad reciting this even before I could read.)

2. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss. One of my favorites of his that I read over and over.

3. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d’Aulaie and Edgar Parin d’Aulaie. The first book of mythology I read and it started a lifetime reading and study of mythology.
4. Mythology by Edith Hamilton. Because everyone who reads mythology has read Hamilton. :)5. The Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon. I started off reading mysteries. I also read Dana Girl mysteries and Nancy Drew because my sisters had them I would read anything.6. The Witch World Series by Andre Norton. Norton was my gateway author into SF/F and this was my favorite series by her.7. The Myth Adventures Series by Robert Asprin. I loved the humor in this fantasy series.8. The Magic of Xanth series by Piers Anthony. As a teen, I loved Anthony but eventually abandoned him because of the strange fetishes and often blatant sexism of his works.9. The Last Herald Mage Series by Mercedes Lackey. The first fantasy series I read with a gay protagonist. This had a huge impact on me.10. The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. I love this series and still sometimes notice a little Pratchett sneaking into my writing.

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