There’s no denying that authors are, first and foremost, readers. This year hundreds of readers-turned-authors met with fellow readers to raise money for literacy at the Romance Writers of America’s annual “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing. The annual fundraiser, which was open to the public for free, took place on Wednesday evening during this year’s national RWA conference in Anaheim. With so many book lovers in attendance, we asked authors to weigh in on which novels that started them reading. Check out what they had to say, and which of these authors’ books we think are best for romance beginners!
Author Linda Howard is known for her stunning stories of romantic suspense. She says she can trace her love of reading back to when her mother would read her the comics on Sunday morning. "I got so frustrated that I couldn't read them myself, that I worked and worked and worked and when I was 4 years old, I taught myself to read the Sunday paper." Howard said that by the age of 9 she had already written her first book. "It was about twins finding a hidden treasure. And I had no idea what a chapter or margins were. I just wrote all over the page!"
Authors Sarah MacLean and Linda Howard