Category Archives: Author Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday Fannie Flagg!

This week’s Fodder for Fiction Birthday Bash is a celebration of Fannie Flagg! In honor of this special occasion, I thought I’d share some insights and advice about life from one of Fannie’s many colorful characters. Mrs. Tot Whooten sets … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Henry!

By Kenny Luck On July 4, 1845, when Henry David Thoreau moved into his cabin on the shores of Walden Pond, he was probably unaware that his abode in the woods, and the impact and influence of that endeavor, would … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Joyce Carol Oates

Fodder for Fiction Weekly Author Birthday Bash Happy Birthday to Joyce Carol Oates! I couldn’t resist sharing the following excerpt in honor of her special day. It may not feel very celebratory – and I hope Joyce Carol Oates feels … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Kathleen E. Woodiwiss!

It’s time to honor the birthday of author Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Her title character Shanna had a father who put a lot of pressure on her to marry before her birthday. “You have a year to settle your fancies,” he … Continue reading

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Fodder for Fiction Weekly Author Birthday Bash

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORA EPHRON! Today is Nora Ephron’s Birthday. Over the years, Nora Ephron has made me laugh (When Harry Met Sally), cry (Silkwood)– okay, mostly laugh (Sleepless In Seattle). She just has that way of making me see humor … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA!

FODDER FOR FICTION WEEKLY AUTHOR BIRTHDAY BASH Let’s celebrate the birthday of Booker Prize winning novelist and writer of over 25 screenplays, including two Academy Award-winning screenplays, Howards End and A Room with a View, as well as Remains of … Continue reading

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It’s Harper Lee’s FFF Birthday Celebration!

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a masterpiece worthy of its Pulitzer-prize winning acclaim. It’s been called “one of the best-loved stories of all time.” I’m right there with all of the other lovers of this novel. I first … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLOTTE BRONTE!

Fodder for Fiction Author Birthday Bash This week’s Fodder for Fiction Birthday Bash is for Charlotte Bronte. Poor Jane Eyre was excluded from the celebrations at Gateshead. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t appreciate the festivities. This passage makes me … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Eudora Welty!

FODDER FOR FICTION WEEKLY AUTHOR BIRTHDAY BASH If you’re a regular visitor here at Fodder for Fiction, or if you’ve read any of my fiction, you probably realize that I love food – and I love what a given character … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYA ANGELOU!

Weekly Fodder For Fiction Author Birthday Bash This week at Fodder for Fiction, we’re celebrating the inspiring poet and author, Maya Angelou. I’m sharing a brief shout of happiness, as described by her. I thought it was a fitting jubilant … Continue reading

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