Featured Doodles #6: Authors
Posted at 5:26 PM (PDT) on Thursday, May 1, 2008

Click on their names to view their doodles and read the text on their doodle pages for lots of info plus links to their websites.

James Frey: His first memoir of his treatment at an alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facility, A MILLION LITTLE PIECES (2003), and its follow-up, MY FRIEND LEONARD (2005-also a memoir), became New York Times #1 bestsellers. A MILLION LITTLE PIECES remained on the New York Times best seller list for 44 weeks, selling in excess of 4.5 million copies. His latest work, BRIGHT SHINY MORNING, published by HarperCollins, will be released in June 2008. This new novel is set in contemporary Los Angeles and tracks the lives of various characters from different backgrounds.

Neil Gaiman #1: Best-selling author who has long been one of the top writers in modern comics and books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. Neil has won 3 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award and 1 Mythopoeic. His novels include: AMERICAN GODS, ANANSI BOYS, CORALINE, NEVERWHERE, THE SANDMAN: BOOK OF DREAMS and STARDUST.
Neil Gaiman #2

Cat Mihos: Neil Gaiman's "Mystery Aide". She is one of the authors in Comic Book Tattoo Tales Inspired by Tori Amos (July 16, 2008 release date; paperback). Over 80 of the best creators from every style and genre have contributed over 50 stories to this anthology featuring tales inspired by the songs of multi-platinum recording artist, Tori Amos! Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman and an extensive roster of talent, Comic Book Tattoo encapsulates the breadth, depth, and beauty of modern comics in this coffee table format book.

Julie Klassen: "If you love Regency romance, English accents, Jane Eyre, or anything by Jane Austen, then you and I are soul sisters and I wrote this book for you. LADY OF MILKWEED MANOR is my first novel, and I dearly hope you enjoy it." -- Julie Klassen

Jodi Picoult: Award-winning bestselling author of fourteen novels including THE TENTH CIRCLE (will air on Lifetime this June) and NINETEEN MINUTES. A million copies of her new book, CHANGE OF HEART, are now available in bookstores everywhere. The film adaptation of her novel, MY SISTER'S KEEPER is in production and stars Sofia Vassilieva (Ariel Dubois in the tv series "Medium"), Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Cameron Diaz, and Alec Baldwin. It is scheduled to be released in 2009.

Elizabeth Rosner: Her first novel, THE SPEED OF LIGHT, was published in September 2001. Its central theme addresses the effects of the holocaust on the descendants of survivors; it is a story of loss and the redemptive power of storytelling and love. The novel has been translated into nine languages, and has been optioned by Gillian Anderson, who plans to make the film her directorial debut. In 2003, the French edition of The Speed of Light was a finalist for the prestigious Prix Femina. In April 2004, the French awarded the novel a newly inaugurated literary prize, called the Prix France Bleu Gironde, at an award ceremony in Bordeaux. Her novel BLUE NUDE was selected as a Book Sense Notable Pick upon its release in early May 2006, and was named as one of the San Francisco Chronicle's best books of 2006.

Will Weaver: Writes fiction for adults and young adults. His novels and short stories have earned the praises of reviewers from coast-to-coast for their unflinching realism. RED EARTH, WHITE EARTH, his debut novel (1986), was produced as a CBS television movie in 1989. A GRAVESTONE MADE OF WHEAT & OTHER STORIES (1989) won many awards, including the Minnesota Book Award for Fiction. Several of the stories were performed on National Public Radio. The title story was produced as the independent feature film SWEET LAND starring Ned Beatty and Alan Cumming. In February, 2007, this film won the independent film industry's Spirit Award for Best First Feature, and is now out on DVD. He has also written several successful novels for young adults. Each novel in his BILLY BAGGS series was honored as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. His novel MEMORY BOY (2001) is used widely in schools across the United States.