“The thing about reading is that if you are hooked, you're not going to stop just because one series is over; you're going to go and find something else.” – Eoin Colfer
Irish author Colfer, born on this date in 1965, is best known for his Artemis Fowl children’s book series, although he also gained considerable fame after being selected to do the 6th edition of the popular Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series – titled And Another Thing ... published in 2009.
Acclaimed for his creativity, Colfer grew up in southeast Ireland and started his adult life as a schoolteacher, following in the footsteps of his parents. After trying a couple of stand-alone books for young readers, he created Fowl, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind. His SciFi-Fantasy tales have been wildly popular around the globe, spinning off into a graphic novel series and slated for movie production.
Ever the teacher, Eoin (pronounced Owen), is a popular speaker at both writing conferences and workshops and to aspiring beginning writers, where he encourages persistence and faith in your ideas.
“I often meet frustrated young writers who say they've only got so far and just can't finish a book,” he said. “Even if you don't happen to use what you've worked on that day, it has taught you something and you'll be amazed when you might come back to it and use it again.”
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