Lois Lowry is an American author born in 1937. She has written over thirty novels that range in genre. She has readers of all ages, though her primary audience is elementary school-aged children to young adults. Lois describes her writing on her website: ” My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections.”
Raised in a military family and marrying a career military man, Lois Lowry traveled extensively in her life. An avid reader, she decided she wanted to be a writer as a shy and introvert youth. Her parents were very supportive, buying her a typewriter when she was thirteen. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was published in 1977.
J.K. Rowling receive a Bachelor’s degree in French and the classics before achieving a postgraduate certificate in modern languages. Then, she taught English in Portugal. In addition, she not only gave the 2008 commencement address but also received an honorary degree from Harvard University.
As a young woman, I wrote to Ms. Auel. Each time, she was gracious enough to respond. Not only did she feed my love of reading, research, and history but she encouraged my interests in archaeology, anthropology, and prehistory. Her debut novel, Clan of the Cave Bear, left a lasting imprint on my mind while her approach-ability taught me that success cannot happen without kindness.
Born Marguerite Annie Johnson Angelou, this amazing woman has changed the world and influenced me, personally. Her words have touched my soul for as long as I can recall. Her beautiful spirit lives on, shaping our world even though she has transcended.
Maya Angelou is an empowered American woman. Best known for her writing, she was a poet, essayist, songwriter, playwright, and autobiographer. Her talents didn’t stop there. Maya was the first black female director in Hollywood. in addition to acting, singing, and dancing, she also wrote, produced and directed for film, television, and stage.