I was asked this question recently and I didn’t even have to think twice. I’d just finished reading Sonya Sones’ WHAT MY GIRLFRIEND DOESN’T KNOW for the upteenth time while on vacation.
So I’m fine with admitting that my writerly crush is Sonya Sones. I love her books so much. I wish she could publish them as quickly as I read them (impossible).
What makes them so special? They’re written in verse, for one thing. Sounds odd, right, they’re poems! But they’re not! But they are. Yet Sonya’s books are brilliant. Every word counts. How she can convey so much on a single page with maybe 50 words is beyond me. And she manages to make an entire book out of it!
If you haven’t read any of Sonya’s books, please do. You will wonder how the heck she manages to do so much with so little.