K. Snyder [Official Website]

2013 goal: To have my first novel published before 2014!

Unfinished, upcoming

Current:

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephanie Meyer

Dracula - Bram Stoker

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Boundless Sea - Nadia Scrieva

 

Upcoming:

Eldest - Christopher Paolini

http://www.autographdealer.com/images/annriceTale.jpgTale of the Body Thief - Anne Rice

Memnoch the Devil - Anne Rice

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Fang - James Patterson

The Host - Stephanie Meyer

Marked - P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and the Struggle - L. J. Smith

The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson

Table for Two - Nora Roberts

A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks

Checked off!

Drowning Mermaids - Nadia Scrieva
Fathoms of Forgiveness - Nadia Scrieva

http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2011/06/22/8594882/gI_75154_Ready%20Player%20One%20cover%20by%20Ernest%20Cline.jpgReady Player One - Ernest Cline

A Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZnmbvrcWaFQ/TGvhsJK-0qI/AAAAAAAAAio/nwWypAvqgQI/s1600/wuthering-heights.jpgWuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

Blue Bloods - Melissa de la Cruz

Masquerade - Melissa de la Cruz

http://yareads.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/revelations-cover3.jpgRevelations - Melissa de la Cruz

The Van Alen Legacy - Melissa de la Cruz

Dark Lover - J.R. Ward

Lover Eternal - J. R. Ward

Lover Awakened - J. R. Ward

Lover Revealed - J.R. Ward

Lover Unbound - J.R. Ward 

Lover Enshrined - J.R .Ward

Lover Avenged - J.R. Ward

Lover Mine - J.R. Ward

http://wickedscribes.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/lover-unleashed.jpg?w=300&h=450Lover Unleashed - J.R. Ward

Lover Reborn - J.R. Ward

The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment - James Patterson

Maximum Ride: School's Out- Forever - James Patterson

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports - James Patterson

Maximum Ride: The Final Warning - James Patterson

Maximum Ride: Max - James Patterson

The Chosen - Chaim Potok

Night - Elie Wiesel

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Watchmen - Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

The Ghost of Fossil Glen - Cynthia DeFelice

Crank - Ellen Hopkins

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

The Villa - Nora Roberts

Solider X - Don Wulffson

The Dollhouse Murders - Betty Ren Wright

The Black Stallion - Walter Farley

The Black Stallion Returns - Walter Farley

The Black Stallion and Flame - Walter Farley

Son of the Black Stallion - Walter Farley

The Black Stallion Revolts - Walter Farley

Black Beauty - Anna Sewell

Misty of Chincoteague - Marquerite Henry

Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague - Marquerite Henry

Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice

The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice

Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice

Rainbow Boys - Alex Sanchez

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare

Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls

The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper

Twilight - Stephanie Meyer

New Moon - Stephanie Meyer

Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer

Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer

Eragon - Christopher Paolini

1984 - George Orwell

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Cryptid Hunters - Roland Smith

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prinsoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling

The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket

The Reptile Room - Lemony Snicket

The Wide Window - Lemony Snicket

The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket

The Austere Academy - Lemony Snicket

The Ersatz Elevator - Lemony Snicket

The Vile Village - Lemony Snicket

The Hostile Hospital - Lemony Snicket

The Carnivorous Carnival - Lemony Snicket

The Slippery Slope - Lemony Snicket

 

My prized childhood favorite ***
Nate the Great - Marjorie Sharmat.
I read every one of these books like crazy in the beginning of my reading days, instead of Nancy Drew or some other "girl series" popular during the 90's.

Inspiration

Books inspire me, music inspires me... everyday people inspire me.
Sometime I go to the grocery store just so I can see if there are any interesting people I can find. You can guess what happens to them if I do see a person or two that catch my eye.

Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. A book series that heavily inspired my deeper vampire writings were the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. I've only read Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and Queen of the Damned, but those three alone were amazing and inspired me not to write another vampire teenage romance.

Razia's Shadow: A Musical. There are tons of artists who've created excellent music and lyrics to inspire the way in which my words are expressed... But the most imprinting of these awesome pieces of musical sound is that of "Razia's Shadow: A Musical." The entire story is that of pure brilliance in sound and word. The album got me out of my slump I'd been in, unable to write good and interesting stuff. It is the greatest story told by song I've every heard. Link 1, 2, 3. Look the album up and buy it sometime. It's great stuff.