Inheritance Books: Carrie Lynn Barker

This a new feature on my blog where guest authors and readers will tell me about the books they love. The idea is based on Inheritance Tracks from Saturday Live on Radio 4. Today, I’m talking to my fellow Uncial author, Carrie Lynn Barker.

Hello Carrie. Welcome to my blog. Tell me a bit about yourself. 

I love to write and I’ve been doing it all my life. The first novel I read was Black Beauty.  I was five.  My first novel was published in 2010.  My series that started with Revelations will reach three novels this November, when Exodus is released through Eternal Press.  Revelations also was nominated in the Best Paranormal Fiction category at EPICon 2012.  I’ve been married for nearly 10 years to my filmmaker and writer husband, Brandon Barker.  Our indy feature, Wicked Bad made the festival circuit a few years ago, winning a few awards along the way. Being married to a writer when you’re a writer yourself can sometimes be hard but we’ve made it work for 10 years and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Which book have you inherited from the generation above you?

So I didn’t so much as inherit this book as steal it from my mother when she wasn’t looking just because it is so cool.  It’s a 1946 illustrated copy of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.  I remember Mom reading it to me when I was a kid and it always stuck in my mind as one of the most beautiful books. First chance I got, I took off with it.  It’s frayed on the edges, faded and a dirty but it still is an amazing copy of an amazing story.  I’ve managed to keep it from becoming too battered but it’s condition does show that it’s been loved.

 

Which book will you leave to the generations below you and why?

I’m an avid collector of old books and I’ve been working on my collection for a very long time.  I have my favorites but it’s really hard to choose just one.  What I would leave future generations is my collection of Edna Ferber first editions.  While not in anywhere near mint condition, Edna Ferber has become a hard-to-find author.  I would hate to see her novels fade into distant memory.  Her strong female characters have influenced some of my own female characters and novels like So Big and Giant should be up there with required high school reading such as Of Mice and Men.

Thank you so much for sharing your Inherited Books with me, Carrie. I must admit, I’d never heard of Edna Ferber. I’ll look out for her books now!

 It was lovely to see you. Do come visit again soon!

Carrie’s book Revelations and  is available to buy on Amazon

If you would like to do a guest post about your favourite books, please email me on rhodabaxter@gmail.com.

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