What types of authors do you like/support.

@sharone74 (4838)
United States
February 17, 2007 12:39am CST
As a black woman and an author I am always looking to support the efforts of black female authors by buying or promoting their books. I of course would not support a valid and talented writer and unlike some people I would not allow the fact that they were black blind me to a lack of talent over the color of their skin. What authors do you like to read? Do you support author's based upon principle or upon their merits?
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@stibigirl (291)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I would have to say that I buy books in general based upon weather I want to read them or not, but as for specific authors, I support the ones that I like, it really is that simple. Meaningful works of literature are what I am looking for.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
18 Feb 07
so do I normally but when I see them on tv or in some type of interview on tv and their books sound interesting then I go out and buy them.
@ruknaa (408)
• India
17 Feb 07
i never consider the colour creed or nationality of the authors i read... i am more concerned about their ideas their views
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
18 Feb 07
nonfiction or fiction authors?
@estarga (1188)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Just like movies I would see or read anything once. I do prefer to read african american fiction. But I will read anything once. I love to read fiction and autobiographies. Some of my favorites are Mary B. Morrison and Carl Weber. I grew up in New Orleans so I really love Ann Rice. So basically I support authors based on their writings.
• India
17 Feb 07
Hi !!u doing a social work indirectly!!!!wht to say i dnt support specific like u but i do read books in different fields some books r of pictions n somebooks r of my subjects!!!!!!i read somegreat peoples biography all. different authors fren?? Anyway u doing really gr8 n i do appreciated ur ideas!!
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
18 Feb 07
thank you.
• United States
19 Feb 07
I would never judge a book by it's author's color. I don't know if you responded to my discussion about Iyanla Vanzant or not. If you didn't, she is a black woman who writes the most fantastic words I have ever read. Yesterday I Cried is her most poignant piece of poetry. Poetry is not her claim to fame however, she is most known for her inspiration and motivation to women. I would buy anything she wrote in order to support her. I have read several books by several authors that have had, in my opinion, one hit wonders. In those cases, even if I loved the author's first book, I would not continue to buy and buy just to support that fact that I had loved one of their works. In my opinion that would be the same as if I bought a painting of a lovely Goddess by a painter who was just starting out. A few years later I see his name on another painting, only this time it is a picture of a green pig wearing an orange t-shirt with a red cowboy wearing a purple hat on his head riding on a blue saddle atop the pig. I am NOT going to buy that picture just because I want to support that starving young artist. ~Donna
• India
19 Feb 07
it doesnt matter to me whether the author is a black or white otr whatever he is..I will have a few lines read from the book here and there..if i like it i wil get it..