Monday, April 30, 2012

A to Z Challenge-- My Favorite Storytellers- Z

My last post of the challenge! I have had such a blast with this challenge, seeing some of your amazing blogs, and making some new friends. I am very hopeful that those of you who have stopped by during April will come again.

DId you think Z was going to stump me? Well, you were wrong. Z is for...

Elly Zupko

And I am totally biased on this one, as Elly and I studied creative writing together in school. Eight or nine years ago, I was reading some amazingly detailed and rich prose from her, so I was excited but less than surprised when she published her first, very brilliant novel.

The War Master's Daughter is everything I typically dislike in terms of genre fiction. I don't like historical fiction, don't like the journey story, and often have little patience for the rich, privelaged girl narrative. Elly, however, interweaves all of these items into this beautiful story. Flawless characterization, and enough action to keep you in make this one worth checking out.

You can see it in my collection of best loved fiction here on Amazon. It's also well worth a visit to check out Elly's blog:

Thank you all for a great challenge.


  1. Hi Shauna! Nice way to wrap up the A to Z Challenge.


  2. Thank you, Shauna! Glad my "Zee" fit into the challenge. :)

  3. I really enjoyed your A to Z of storytellers. You've definitely added to my TBR list. Looking forward to continuing to follow your posts!

  4. I heard about this book and I'm glad it will be available on iBooks, got to check it out soon.
    BTW, congratulations on finishing the A to Z challenge.