Thursday, September 29, 2005

Author's Websites

I discovered J.K. Rowling's new website this morning and thought it would be nice to introduce you to the fact that many authors do have sites, some more than one. Below is a list of sites of some of the popular authors and some of my favorites.

J.K. Rowling --
This is a fantastic web site in design. It gives the visitor the sense getting to know the author and even some of the characters from the books. Some of the sections are biography, rumors, news, wizard of the month, fan sites, links, extra stuff, questions, and FAQ. I visited “extra stuff” and learned some interesting information on her development of the character, Crookshanks (Hermione’s cat).

Avi -- You can read about the author and read short excerpts about his books. We have his most recently published book, The Book Without Words; and on the site you can begin the first chapter.

Jean Craighead George -- she wrote Julie of the Wolves, a Newbery Medal winner. She also is the author of My Side of the Mountain.

Many of you read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
I enjoy the adventure stories of Will Hobbs.

Other author sites:
Laurie Lawlor-- Dead Reckoning
Gary Paulsen
Chris Crutcher -- Whale Talk, Ironman, Chinese Handcuffs
Carl Deuker -- High Heat, Painting Black, On the Devil's Court, Heart of a Champion
Dan Gutman -- lots of books about sports - the Baseball Card Adventures.

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