Amazing Authors I Admire

Thought listing some of the authors I admire the most would be good way to kick off the A to Z challenge.   Here’s my list:

Stephen King – not only are most of his plots goosebump scary, he is the absolute King of Characterization (more on that in a future post).  I could never pick a favorite, but some of his novels that come to mind are Misery, Under the Dome, Cell, Insomnia, Duma Key, Lisey’s Story, and his short story collections.

J. K. Rowling – my kids grew up reading her books as they came out, and I must say, it was a joy to see the Harry Potter series, a timeless classic, become so popular.  I’ve read all the books and seen each movie.  🙂

Jude Deveraux – Her romance novels inspired me to start my writing career.  My hands-down favorite of her books is A Knight in Shining Armor.

Nora Roberts – What can I say?  She rules the Romantic suspense category, as far as I’m concerned.  I’ve read so much of her work I can’t even think of my top picks.

Dean Koontz – I am in awe of his twisted plots, dark humor, and unforgettable characters.  Life Expectancy is one of my favorites.

Some other amazing authors  are Audrey Niffenegger, Lewis Carroll, Katheryn Stockett, and Margaret Mitchell.

Who are some of your favorite authors?