National Authors’ Day was adopted by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1929. (Note: but apparently the holiday has slipped under their radar, since I could find no mention of it on their Web site.)
In 1949 the US Department of Commerce awarded the observance a place on its list of special days, making it official.
The resolution states: “by celebrating an Authors’ Day as a nation, we would not only show patriotism, loyalty, and appreciation of the men and women who have made American literature possible, but would also encourage and inspire others to give of themselves in making a better America…”
In celebration of National Author's Day how fitting it is to celebrate by starting National Novel Writing Month. I title myself author, but I do not stand with the greats I admire.
In honor of National Author's Day here are a few of my favorite's: