Happy Birthday, Jean M Auel, born 18 February 1936.
- You learn to write by writing, and by reading and thinking about how writers have created their characters and invented their stories. If you are not a reader, don’t even think about being a writer.
- Life is neither static nor unchanging. With no individuality, there can be no change, no adaptation and, in an inherently changing world, any species unable to adapt is also doomed.
- I had tears coming out of my eyes. And it was the characters that got me there.
- I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I’m not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books.
- I’m just writing a story that I want to read.
Jean M. Auel is an American writer. She is best known for her Earth’s Children books, a series of six novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores interactions of Cro-Magnon people with Neanderthals. The books are The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, The Shelters of Stone, and The Land of Painted Caves. She has sold more than 45 million copies of her novels worldwide.
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