My Library Shelf

by | Apr 2, 2020 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

IMG_3886One question I will never forget from the very first writer’s seminar I attended is “Where would your published book be on a bookstore shelf?” The assignment was to picture my future book among other cherished authors. I remember following through with actually checking at a few stores. While my books are not in any large national bookstore (yet), they do sit on my own library shelves nestled with some of my favorites.

During the Christmas break, I put up some bookcases to house my personal library. Since then, I have filled the shelves with my favorites in alphabetical order. Now, I can see my novels on the shelves–those shelves that matter the most to me. And, the awesome thing is my love of the books surrounding mine. Some of the authors are now friends and others are super famous.

IMG_3887Today, I’ll share what my novels look like on my shelves and who the fabulous authors are who serve as book ends.

Lynne Gentry, Healer of Carthage, Jessica George, Princess of Glass, Cathy Gohlke, The Medallion, and Winston Graham, Poldark are on the left side. Then, me! My novels have such great company.

The right side consists of Philippa Gregory, The Lady of the Rivers, Nigel Green, The King’s Dogge,  F.E. Greene, The Never List, Michelle Griep, Ladies of Intrigue, John Grisham, A Time to Kill, and Janet Grunst, A Heart for Freedom.

The wonderful thing is that list only consists of a few of the “Gs.” Imagine A-Z. I’ll share more of my fabulous authors in future blogs.

If you wrote a book, who would be the authors surrounding your book on your bookshelves? Please share.


  1. Katie Gray

    My book would be between Cornelia Funke, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jean Craighead George and Marguerite Martin Gray. My bookshelves are not alphabetized. Might be a fun quarantine project!


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