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To learn more about the writerThe name of the writer is linked to to the writer's website, full biography or, occasionally, the best article I could locate online.

In the event I have more than one great option, I usually decide not to choose between them. After all, it's all about the words.

Here's looking at you, PJ

Posted by PJBraley on October 31, 2016


John Keats, English poet.

John Adams, American writer, second President of the United States.

Ann-Marie MacDonald, Canadian playwright and writer.

Brad Douglas Paisley, award-winning American songwriter. 

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, aka Erasmus of Rotterdam, Dutch Renaissance classical scholar and writer.

Stacy Madeleine Schiff, American writer and journalist. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (2000).

Zadie Smith, English writer.

Brenda Ueland, American writer and journalist.

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic, American writer, satirist, and songwriter.

Graham Joyce, award-winning British writer.

Ann (Rae) Rule, American writer.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English writer and poet.

Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr., Danish American poet.

Monica Ali, Bangladeshi-born British writer.

John le Carré (aka David John Moore Cornwell), British writer.

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, American writer and poet.

Arthur (Asher) Miller, award-winning American writer and playwright, including Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1949).

Elinor Lipman, American writer.

Sir P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse, KBE, English writer.

E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings, an award-winning American writer, poet, and playwright.

Paul Frederic Simon, award-winning American songwriter. First recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (2007).

Richard Price, American writer and screenwriter.

Eleanor Roosevelt, American writer and journalist.

Nora Roberts (aka J. D. Robb), American writer.

John Lennon MBE, English songwriter.

Jackson Browne, American songwriter.

Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr., American writer. Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, 2006.

Steven Erikson (Steve Rune Lundin), Canadian writer.

(Glen) David Brin, American writer. Recipient of the Campbell, Hugo, Locus, and Nebula awards.

Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL, FKC, DL, English writer,  poet, and playwright.

Anne Rice, American writer.

Paula ‘PJ’ Braley, American writer.

Gore Vidal, American writer. Recipient of the National Book Award for Nonfiction (1993).

Don McLean, American songwriter. Inaugurated into the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004.

William Timothy "Tim" O'Brien, American writer. Recipient of the National Book Award for Fiction (1979), and The Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award (2012).