No – it’s not my birthday. However, I did discover today, while traveling down a research rabbit-hole, that three of my top ten favorite authors have the same birthday (in different years).
C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia as well as some completely engulfing adult fantasy (Perelandra and Out of the Silent Planet are two of his titles) was born on Novenber 29. I would put him somewhere around #10 on my list.
Louisa May Alcott, of Little Women fame, was born also on November 29. She probably ranks around #7.
And last – but far from least – is my NUMBER ONE FAVORITE AUTHOR. Madeleine L’Engle, who penned A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and many other titles, was born on November 29.
I can see that I’ll need to make this an annual personal holiday.
There will be cake.
In other news, the building of the new web site is moving along swimmingly after I broke through a couple of hurdles. We are on track for an October launch date if not sooner. I will share a link on this blog when the site is live.
Stay well and safe everyone.