Monday, September 8, 2014

What is A Nonfiction Connoisseur?

A Nonfiction Connoisseur is a person who loves reading nonfiction books. It is that person who devour those books like fine wines, cheeses, and Yes, I termed the name. I coined the phrase. And yes, I am indeed talking about me - Jackie Wellington.

I love reading, especially nonfiction picture books. That is why it is not surprising that I chose to write books in this genre and hope that I can bring what the professionals - Audrey Vernick, Barb Rosenstock, Don Tate, Jacqueline Woodson, Tanya Lee Stone, Barbara Kerley, Emily Arnold McCully, Katherine Applegate, Dianna Aston, et. al - are bringing to the table. 

The days of "fact dumping" accompanied by black and white photos are gone. (I hope.) The new storytelling and weaving of facts mixed with setting, plots, and arcs are becoming more and more popular, relevant, and entertaining. And I am the one stalking publisher's weekly to see what is being released and how soon I can get my hands on them.

It is a new day in nonfiction! It is a new day in publishing! And it is a new day for the talented authors who found a way to bridge the gap between fiction and nonfiction. And I the nonfiction connoisseur found these new books - DIVINE!!!