|Maud Hart Lovelace|
There is a long list of authors who have impacted my writing, and life, but I would have to say Maud Hart Lovelace is at the top. Her books are based off her real life growing up in Mankato, Minnesota just after the turn of the Twentieth Century.
I discovered the Betsy-Tacy books while in high school. The first four books in the series are about Maud's younger years and the last six are about her high school years and beyond to college, world travels and marriage. They are reminiscent of the Little House on the Prairie Series, another of my favorites.
One of the reasons I love Maud's writing is because she and I share so many values. We both love Minnesota, we both love our hometowns and we both love writing. I only hope I can capture my passion for all of those things in my own books.
Yes, I did bring my husband to Mankato years ago, and yes, we did a driving tour around town to look at the things Maud wrote about in her books. I had a blast, too. :) If you'd like to learn more about Maud, and her books, go here.
|Maud's Childhood Home in Mankato, Minnesota|
What about you? What author has impacted your writing? Any good suggestions for young girls to read?