I discovered reading when I was much younger than the cutie patootie getting squeezed in this picture. As a child, my favorite authors included C.S. Lewis, Roald Dahl, Jill Paton Walsh, Gertrude Chandler Warner, Louisa May Alcott, and J.R.R. Tolkien. As an adult, I added J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Lemony Snicket, and George R.R. Martin into the mix.