Every budding writer has the books that inspire them.
When you begin publishing and truly begin your writing journey, I’ve found that more often than just being inspired by books these days, I’m ending up inspired by their authors.
Of course, I love the books. Books still inspire me. I wouldn’t write them if they didn’t.
It’s just that what’s even better than a well written story for me is an author who is brilliant enough to craft these tales that I hold so dear.
This blog post is a giant shout-out to New York Times bestselling author K. N. Lee!
The question with any blog post is: where to start?
Fortunately, this blog post is going to be one giant gush-fest over how great and inspiring K. N. Lee is.
You might think, upon doing a quick internet search, that K. N. Lee has the best book covers around. I’m inclined to agree, but her amazing covers are really just an accurate representation of the amazing words within.
Seriously, guys, she’s really great at what she does.
- N. Lee writes beautiful, elegant urban fantasy stories that are so full of vivid characters and awe-inspiring worlds that I can’t even do it a true service with words. And I make money writing, so that’s pretty serious.
If you like dragons or pirates, K. N. Lee is your girl. Every time I pick up one of her books, I find myself instantly transported to somewhere I’d much rather be because I know with her the main character is going to do something amazing. Or incredibly dangerous.
Even as a current author who is publishing books, I can’t help but feel elevated every time I read one of her stories because I know what the greatness that I’m chasing looks like. The cover from Fallen Empire takes my breath away, and the story inside reminds me why I wanted to be a writer growing up.
If you love books, I would highly recommend any series that she has written. If you want to write, I’d say saddle up and take notes because she is about to school you.
We all know that I have an unquenchable thirst when it comes to fantasy, but these books really hit the spot. The stories she tells are bold and daring, and the way she writes them draws you in before your even have a chance to step away.
As an author, all I can really hope is that I will write the stories in my heart and that they will find the right audience to appreciate them. My goal is always to share something with you, take you on an adventure or sweep you away into a world that you’ll love.
These ideals are very clearly seen in K. N. Lee’s works and that’s why she’s such a great role model for me. I would say that she’s a great role model for any writer, or anyone who wants to know what it looks like when your passion so clearly bleeds into your work.
At the end of the day, I seek to do what she does, and I feel like I get a little closer with every book.
I cannot recommend her books enough, so go out there and fall into her worlds.
You won’t regret it.
You can check out her books on her Amazon Author Page:
-Alex H. Singh