Author Spotlight: Rita Leganski

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Yesterday, I posted an interview with Rita Leganski. Today is the author spotlight where we learn more about the author!


Author Spotlight: Rita Leganski

Who are some of your favorite authors?

I mention some of them in the PS Section of the book—Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee, and William Faulkner, to which I would add Southerners Eudora Welty, Pat Conroy, and Anne Tyler. I also like Sheri Reynolds, Leif Enger, Yann Martel, Ann Patchett, Aimee Bender, and Alice Hoffman. And I’m a HUGE Annie Dillard fan.


Tell us some books that you will always make room for on your shelves.

To Kill a Mockingbird; Peace Like a River; Ellen Foster; Life of Pi; A Gracious Plenty; The Book Thief; Frankenstein; The Catcher in the Rye; A Good Man is Hard to Find; The Member of the Wedding; The Sound and the Fury; Bel Canto; The Accidental Tourist; An Invisible Sign of My Own; The Giver; and Teaching a Stone to Talk.

I’m sure there are many more that I’ll think of later.


Rita- do you have any #literaryconfessions?

I’ve never read any Jane Austen.


Do you have a #literarycrush?

I had the Rhett Butler crush going on when I was very young, but that’s about it.


If you could be a character in a book, who would you pick to be?

Liesel Meminger from THE BOOK THIEF.



*Special thanks to Rita Leganski for the author spotlight!


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