I only learnt about this celebration of authors today so I want to join the Americans to celebrate my favourite authors and their books.

Top on my list in no particular order are:

Late Chinua Achebe

Danielle Steele

John Grisham

Chimamanda  Adichie

Nora Roberts

Catherine Coulter

Elechi Amadi

Stephen King

 Agatha Christie

William Shakespeare

Dan Brown

E. L. James

Maria Puzo,

Rhonda Byrne, etcetera.

These authors and so many others have shaped my life beyond measure, taken me to places I would never have known otherwise, inspired me tremendously and entertained me immensely.

By reading their books, they have allowed me into their minds and lives and given me room to delve into my innermost chamber. They have provided means of escape. 

Like music, you can never get enough of it as it gets finer with age. So BRAVO to all authors, dead and alive, aspiring and established! May your ink never ever run dry.

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