Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kathryn Stockett

If you happen to recognize the name of this woman, you have most likely heard of her bestselling  novel The Help. I personally have mentioned it a few times, and if you have not read her book I seriously suggest you do. 

The Help is Mrs. Stockett's debut novel. And let me tell you, it's probably one of the best debut novels out there. I think that Kathryn has some real talent, and if she ever gets the opportunity to write another book, I will be one of the first to purchase it.

Born in 1969, Jackson Mississippi, Kathryn Stockett was raised by an african- american domestic worker. After graduating from the University of Alabama, she moved to the big apple to work in publishing for nine years. 

It took Mrs. Stockett five years and 60 agents to reject her book before The Help was finally published. As of August 2011, The Help has sold 5 million copies and has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for 100 plus weeks.

Mrs. Kathryn Stockett, I applaud you for your success and I sincerely hope I see another book with your name on it. 

For my readers, I have quite a few surprises in store for you. As of this morning, I am halfway through Stephen King's new book 11/22/63. Hopefully, I will have it posted early next week. I also have another BBC title for you (I cannot say which), I will have it up by Monday. And for those of you who support Idaho authors, I have L.D Webb's book right around the corner. 

Keep Reading!!


1 comment:

  1. Cody, I have to agree with you on this book. "The Help" is a must read.