My favourite authors are:- Sheila O'Flanagan - Read all her books really enjoy and fly through them all so quickly; easy reading. John Grisham - The Firm, The Partner, The Jury to name but a few; excellent. Patricia Sheehan - 'Sacred Jounery of a Celtic Visionary' plus get a beautiful white feather in the book; very inspirational book really and thoroughly enjoyed it.(must read) The Secret, the website is really enjoyable. I haven't seen the dvd yet though. Colin Fry he's a medium, went to see one of his show's also. Apologies for the long reply but when I get reading a don't stop. PinkLady
Ernest Hemingway. He's taught me more about writing than any author. "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" pops into mind as being one of his best collection of short stories. Here is a short list of some of his greatest short stories:
"Hills Like White Elephants"
"The Good Country"
"Big Two-Hearted River, Part 1"
"Big Two-Hearted River, Part 2"
"The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber."
Of his novels, "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Farewell to Arms" should not be missed. He is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
James Patterson for my easy, thriller reading J.R. Ward for my vampire, sex, romance reading Stephanie Meyer, of course, the Twilight series (can read over & over) Jodi Picoult, deep, soulful, heartful reading the touches you in a very deep place in your mind, body and soul
I love so many authors that I just can pick one but here are my favorite categories.
Right now I am reading "Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, so far, excellent!
The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Stand by Stephen King, and Wielding A Red Sword by Piers Anthony. Three great books from three of my all time favorite authors. These books are more about me than anything I've ever read.
speaking of The Catcher In the Rye... NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.D. Salinger on Monday sued the writer and publisher of a book billed as a sequel to his classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye," saying the work infringes on his copyright.
Salinger is asking a judge to block publication of "60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye" written by an author identified as J.D. California.
According to online bookstore Amazon.com, the book will be published in September by Swedish publisher Nicotext.
"The sequel is not a parody and it does not comment upon or criticize the original. It is a rip-off pure and simple," said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
My all time favorite author is Dean Koontz, I have all his titles, except the newest ones. I also enjoy a good Stephen King novel; I loved The Dark Tower stories. Harper Lee is good, and James Patterson for his maximum ride novels.
You are certainly not alone. He's just so entertaining. My favorite by him as of late is "Everything's Eventual." My two favorite stories were "The Man in the Black Suit," and "Riding the Bullet." Classic Stephen King.
I know exactly how you feel...over the past two weeks I've read four Stephen King books (Carrie, Goes to the Movies, Everything's Eventual, Blaze), I'm currently reading The Shining, I got IT free from work (I work in a bookstore) and on top of that I've also bought Night Shift, Pet Sematary, Salem's Lot and The Dead Zone.
As I recognize the names and contributions of all these terrific writers mentioned as favorites on this post, I am very content. Why? I'm just relieved that people still read these great works no matter the genre. I was loosing faith. But I am new to this website and the more I access it, the more impressed I am with it. So, for what it is worth, two of my favorites are John Steinbeck and Jack London.
As Am I. I'm thoroughly impressed by the people that still read the classics these days. I found Steinbeck's style in "Of Mice and Men" fascinating. It was a paradox of what they wanted and what they had. Jack London has an amazing way with giving human emotions to animals. It was almost as if they were human...
Currently I'm working on my classic literature. Some of my favorites include Stendhal, Dostoevsky, and Machiavelli. But as for modern literature, 1. Jim Butcher. I love his way of incorporating sarcasm in a humorous manner. 2. Chip Kidd. He wrote a book called "The Cheese Monkey's" and I loved every minute of it. 3. Dan Brown. Although all of his novels are based on conspiracy theories, there still is quite a great deal of factual information.
Who is your favorite author? favorite book? and why?My favorite Author is Mercedes Lackey, and I love her style of writing. I love fiction fairytales, and adventurous stories. Her books always leave me wanting to read...
I tend to read a lot. Fiction, non-fiction, it does not matter. Some books do more for me than others. I enjoy many different genres but if I had to narrow my selection down to just one author I would have...
Besides the follow button might I suggest a Favorite Author button that has a function of elevating specific writers above those that you follow. The perk would be that a Favorite Author's work would always appear in...