Monday, November 29, 2010

What is Lisa Rogak reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Lisa Rogak, author of more than forty books including Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King.

From her entry:
I'm currently working as co-author on a book along the lines of Marley & Me and Dewey the Library Cat, so obviously I want to read other similar tear-jerky animal & human memoirs. It helps that I'm just a sucker for these kinds of books.

I just finished Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper, just out in paperback, which I loved. And awhile back I devoured...[read on]
Among the praise for Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King:
"Haunted Heart is a thoroughly respectful overview of King's life, and a great starter biography for new fans."
--Boston Globe

"The biographer is smart in sticking with the man himself. She looks at what scares King enough that he's been able to keep readers entertained for thirty years.... Rogak does an admirable job pulling together materials from disparate sources into a readable whole."
--Bangor Daily News

“Rogak… has pieced together King’s sometimes erratic life scrupulously into a clean, swift read.”
--Times Online (U.K.)
Lisa Rogak is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 40 books. Her works have been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Parade Magazine, USA Today, Family Circle, and hundreds of other publications, and she has appeared on Oprah.

Rogak’s book, Michelle Obama In Her Own Words, the companion volume to Barack Obama In His Own Words, was published in March 2009, and was a main selection at the Black Expressions Book Club.

Visit Lisa Rogak's website.

Writers Read: Lisa Rogak.

--Marshal Zeringue