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May 29th ~ Q & As

By Ana Brazil
May 29, 2020

This Friday, as summer seems so close and yet so far away, Linda wonders “What was your favorite book as a child or teen?”

Milo and Tock!

C.V. starts off with “I loved reading GONE WITH THE WIND.

I was a Scarlett O’Hara fan. I admired her strength to go after whatever it was she wanted, although I don’t know if I would go so far as to marry my sister’s beau.”

Linda shares “When I was younger we went to the library every week and I checked out a stack of five or six books.

I still read voraciously. Favorites, though? There were so many. As a child I remember loving Dr. Seuss and later Nancy Drew. THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH tickled my sense of humor, and CHARLOTTE’S WEB my love of animals. I loved fantasy and read THE HOBBIT for the first time as a young adult.“

Katie says, “My favorite book as a child was HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain.

I loved the idea of sailing down the Mississippi on a raft with my best friend. There was adventure and daring, but Huck was never reckless. He had a good head on his shoulders.”

Ana answers with “I’ve already sung the praises of LITTLE WOMEN!

All of Louisa May Alcott’s books gave me comfort during my tumultuous teenage years. Yet I also wanted adventure and an adult life, and Victoria Holt’s mysteries really helped me out there.”


Kathryn says “Like most little girls, I loved Frances Hodgson Burnett’s THE SECRET GARDEN and A LITTLE PRINCESS.

But I also read far beyond my years. For example, I read MOBY DICK when I was in 4th Grade and then again when I was in college. I understood it more in my 20s but the confidence I gained reading a Very Big Book as a kid has stuck with me ever since.”

Ana Brazil
Written by Ana Brazil

Ana Brazil writes historical crime fiction celebrating bodacious American heroines. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Historical Novel Society, and a founding member of Paper Lantern Writers.
Ana’s latest historical mystery is THE RED-HOT BLUES CHANTEUSE, which features murder, mayhem, and music in 1919 San Francisco. Her award-winning historical mystery FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is set in Gilded Age New Orleans.

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