About the Author

Hey, how's it going?  I'm Tamara Hecht.  I write the Monsterville books. 

 

My passion for monsters runs deep.  I love it all; monster movies, monster mythology, and monster art.  To me, monsters are special because they're expressions of our most human traits, and yet, at the same time, more extraordinary than any real person could be.  That's why I love writing stories about them.  

 

I also love reading.  If you scroll down, you'll see a list of recommendations. 

 

My Favourite Books

 

For Kids

Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips by Debbie Dadey

Rita the Weekend Rat by Sonia Levitin

The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin

Radio Fifth Grade by Gordon Korman

 

 

For Adults

Fake ID by Mariko Tamaki

Sister Crazy by Emma Richler  

Happiness (tm) by Will Ferguson

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

The Myth series by Robert Asprin

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

Dracula by Bram Stoker (and, if it's not too late, I recommend reading the book before watching any of the movies).

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (ditto; book before movie).

 

 

Non-Fiction

The Screenwriter's Bible by David Trottier

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud