Edgar Allan Poe

His style of writing has always appealed to me simply because it is easy to sense the pain and heartache through his words. Though he has many works based within the horror genre, it is his poems of lost love that have a place in my heart.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

I absolutely love The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — I find myself feeling sorry for the MC but also slightly disliking him as the story progresses. Fitzgerald has a way of capturing your attention in a way that you do not want to put the book down, leaving you eager to see what happens next.

Jane Austen

Pride & Prejudice is one of the books that got me interested in writing again — The character of Elizabeth reminds me so much of myself, and I love that she’s so interested in books. Like most of Jane’s characters.

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte had a way of writing that I deeply admire — I sense the tension, the anger, the aggression and the passion in her characters. Jane Eyre for instance, is personal favorite for that reason.

Shel Silverstein

This is basically from a childhood standpoint — His adolescent poetry and short stories were a favorite of mine as a kid. A Light in the Attic is wonderful, as well as Where the Sidewalk Ends & The Giving Tree — Just to name a few.

Katrina R. Lippolis is the author of the poetry books; The Way We Fall: Love Amid the Thistles, The Moon is Ours: Dance Among the Stars, Despair Spare Me Not and her first ever adult fiction romance novel, Coffee. Always one to write as often as possible, she usually turns to poetry, her first love, to maintain a level of balance in her life whenever times become tough for her. Beginning her literary/poetry journey at the age of 19, she has no intention of slowing down.

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