Monday, April 2, 2012

A to Z Challenge: My Favorite Storytellers-- B

Continuing on with favorite storytellers, like A, B found me struggling over picking between two authors. This time, however, since both have the same last name, I am going to cheat and include them both. Both are amazing writers of literary fiction, one building a name for herself, and the other one of the most well-known names in the literary world.

Jessica Bell
Jessica, a fellow Lucky Press author, blew me away with her debut novel String Bridge. I know Jessica through her blog, and email exchange around her work, but none of this prepared me for the lyrical and vivid language the brought her novel to life. Pulsing with emotion, and brutally honest, String Bridge is certainly on my must-read list!

Madison Smartt Bell
If you don't know Madison Smartt Bell, go buy Color of Night right now! It's one of the most amazing pieces of contemporary fiction I've read, landing Bell a place in league with Margaret Atwood, John Irving, and other literary greats of our time!   


  1. I have never read either but you have me wanting to check them both out. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Hello! Thank you for introducing me to two authors I'd never heard of.


  3. Stopping by for the A to Z challenge. Excellent choice with Jessica. She rocks. :) Thanks for the recommendation with Madison Smartt Bell!

  4. OMG! What a lovely surprise! Thank you so much, I had no idea you felt this way. *blush* XOXO

  5. Jessica's one of my faves too!

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  6. I've never read either, but will definitely be adding them to my list of authors to check out. I'm looking forward to following your A to Z series!