Monday, April 7, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Authors

Just in case you have not noticed, I love the Mid-Atlantic region. I’d love for everyone to experience a part of this area, whichever part they would enjoy most. Whether that enjoyment would come from the beach or the mountains, quiet countryside or bustling city, hot summer nights or cold snowy days... I wish everyone could have a personal experience here.

I realize that traveling and vacations are sometimes difficult.  Luxuries like travel are becoming increasingly difficult as the economy has taken such a toll on so many people.

When I can’t travel, and I usually can’t beyond this region, I turn to books.  I can read about faraway lands and adventures that I may never take. I already feel as though I’ve done a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, even though I have only done a short walk on a couple of different portions of the trail in this immediate area. That is the magic of books.

I’d like for you to know about my three favorite Mid-Atlantic authors.

Suzanne McMinn writes about her life in rural West Virginia.

Tawni O’Dell tells us stories about coal mining areas, and the people who live there, in Pennsylvania.

Nora Roberts tells too many stories to list, but I want to point out that she tells us stories that take place in BoonsBoro, Maryland and on the Chesapeake Bay.

I hope you check out these authors and their stories.  And if you are interested, I’ve given you a place to help review these books and to browse more of their writing.

Until you can come to the Mid-Atlantic in person, pick up a book and travel here through the magic of words. Enjoy your adventure! 

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  1. You have me intrigued to read these authors. The Mid-Atlantic region has some of those wonderful areas of the country with fascinating life and history.

    1. Susan, I agree. And I'm just beginning to have more of an understanding of the historical significance of some of the places here.

  2. I will definitely check out the works of these authors. Travel by book is often the best kind of vacation. No packing, no stress, and the price is always right.

    1. Renaissance Woman, the BEST part is not having to pack (and I always forget something!) :)

  3. I honestly don't know how many times I have said that I am taking a vacation with my book! Books really are a great get-away. Plus, I learn a lot about other places, customs, and intriguing historical details that I would probably miss if I physically visited.

    1. Mouse, I feel that way. I would have known so much less about the world if I hadn't read so much. I like feeling like I've been somewhere just because I've read about it.

  4. Books are magical. They transport us to faraway places. I love reading about places (like your Mid-Atlantic) and I also enjoy reading fiction novels that take place in a certain locale, as the author may be telling a fiction story, but the PLACE is real and it's fun to learn about the area, walk the streets or go to the restaurants virtually through the author's words as if YOU were the character in that book seeing these things. Makes the story come alive, somehow! :)

    1. I agree. Books are the best entertainment, especially when they make me feel like I'm there.

  5. I can't wait to read McMinn and O'Dell, as both sound like fantastic story writers.

    1. I can't wait to hear what you think of them, Ruth!


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