Favorite Authors?

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  1. ahostagesituation profile image80
    ahostagesituationposted 13 years ago

    Anyone reading someone they really love? I recently discovered Victor Villasenor, and he is wonderful.

    1. Writer David profile image61
      Writer Davidposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Favorites....O'Henry, saki, (Hector Munro), Stephen King, Jack London (must have read "To build a fire" 20 times when I was a kid) and my absolute favorite, Bret Harte.  Harte pulled no punches when describing the Old West.

    2. seanorjohn profile image72
      seanorjohnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My 20 year old son introduced me to Charles Bukowski. He is a really quirky, edgy writer.He writes off the top of his head and doesn't bother with rewrites.

      I am currently reading the post office. It begins . "It began as a mistake. It was Christmas season and I learned from the drunk up the hill , who did the trick every Christmas, that they would hire damned near anybody...."

      I am enjoying the book so much that I have saved the final few pages because I don't want it to end.

    3. Barbara_tenBroek profile image61
      Barbara_tenBroekposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My Favorite Author is Jayne Ann Krentz
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Visit-Harmony-S … t-Its-Best

  2. calpol25 profile image59
    calpol25posted 13 years ago

    Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ken Follet and Robert Harris are my favorite Authors

  3. LaMamaLoli profile image61
    LaMamaLoliposted 13 years ago

    I have so many, Ian Rankin, Jonathan Kellerman, Robert Ludlum, Louisa May Alcott to name but a few!!

  4. TheGlassSpider profile image65
    TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years ago

    Margaret Atwood, T.S. Eliot, Pablo Neruda, Stephen King...Just discovered Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie...incredibly promising.

  5. goldenpath profile image67
    goldenpathposted 13 years ago

    James E. Talmage

  6. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Michener, Steinbeck, and Thomas HArdy.

    1. calpol25 profile image59
      calpol25posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thomas Hardy is fantastic I love his works lol smile

      1. camlo profile image86
        camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I had - had - to do Thomas Hardy at school (The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude the Obscure). I'll have to read those again -- I'm sure I'll appreciate them more now.

        1. calpol25 profile image59
          calpol25posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I would have loved to have done thomas hardy at school my favorite book by him is "the woodlanders" but we had to do shakespeares "romeo and juliet" I hated that story lol smile

          1. camlo profile image86
            camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            I think a lot of us hate what we have to do at school. I had to do Henry V ... I hated it then, and I don't think I'd much like it now. I like Romeo and Juliet -- I've even visited the balcony in Verona (well, I didn't go there just for that). And the film with Leonardo Di Caprio was great.

            1. calpol25 profile image59
              calpol25posted 13 years agoin reply to this

              I went to see the film at the cinema when it came out, I was not too impressed, I like the comedy "as you like it" by shakespeare but I guess im not too much a fan lol smile I would love to see the balcony in Verona though.
              I read a good book the other day ken follets "jackdaws" has to be one of the best books ever written lol smile

  7. Painted Seahorse profile image90
    Painted Seahorseposted 13 years ago

    John Steinbeck, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Jose Saramago, Tana French, Gillian Flynn, Dennis Lehane, Thomas Hardy, J.K. Rowling, Jeffrey Eugenides, Bill Bryson

  8. angela_michelle profile image92
    angela_michelleposted 13 years ago

    Rick Riorden, Brandon Mull, Cornelia Funke, Francine Rivers, and Okay, I know I'm a dork but JK Rowling!

  9. Alota profile image61
    Alotaposted 13 years ago

    At the moment I am enjoying a book being published on Hubpages by The Irish Observer.

  10. Sab Oh profile image55
    Sab Ohposted 13 years ago

    Murakami Haruki

  11. M. T. Dremer profile image86
    M. T. Dremerposted 13 years ago

    J. K. Rowling, Terry Goodkind, Rick Riordan, Sherman Alexie, Salmon Rushdie, H. G. Wells, H. P. Lovecraft, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Orson Scott Card. All of the above influenced me in some way as I grew (and continue to grow) as a writer. I'm sure there are more, but those ones tend to stand out.

  12. Super Chef profile image61
    Super Chefposted 13 years ago

    Super Chef is my favourite author at the minute!!!! big_smile

  13. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 13 years ago

    George R. R. Martin, author of the series "A Song of Ice and Fire"... which is also going to be on HBO.

  14. Painted Seahorse profile image90
    Painted Seahorseposted 13 years ago

    I'm an unabashed Harry Potter nerd! Also gotta love Jasper Fforde.

  15. camlo profile image86
    camloposted 13 years ago

    I guess my favourite author -- I'm almost ashamed to admit it -- is Jackie Collins. I'd even like to write like her, who writes a little like Harold Robbins, who I even tried to emulate in one of my Hubs.
    When I'm in a mind to be more serious, I like Iris Murdoch -- she's fascinating.
    Otherwise I enjoy Crime Fiction by various authors.

  16. susanlang profile image60
    susanlangposted 13 years ago

    Orson Scott Card, Jack London, Stephen King and Susan A. Langford

    1. calpol25 profile image59
      calpol25posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Stephen King is a good author i like some of his works like rose red thats great lol smile

      1. susanlang profile image60
        susanlangposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        That's not a laugh^^ this is a laugh---->  lol

        1. calpol25 profile image59
          calpol25posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          lol , sorry hahaha lol

  17. TLMinut profile image62
    TLMinutposted 13 years ago

    James Rollins, I love the science and politics in it. Mostly the science.

  18. profile image0
    LegendaryHeroposted 13 years ago

    Dean Koontz, Stephan King, Robert Jordan, D.J. MacHale, James Rollins, Dan Brown and many, many others. These are only the ones I could think of off the top of my head.

  19. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 13 years ago

    Faulkner, Hugo, Poe, Hemingway...many :]

  20. Robert A. Harris profile image59
    Robert A. Harrisposted 13 years ago

    Tom Clancy,Frank Miller,Jack Fincher.

  21. jj200 profile image63
    jj200posted 13 years ago

    Hemingway is my favorite. Salinger, Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac, Bukowski, for fiction. Geoffrey Canada and Jared Diamond for non-fiction. Guilty pleasure is David Sedaris, introduced to me by an ex-girlfriend.

  22. blondepoet profile image68
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    I loved and adored Enid Blyton and Dr Seuss as a child smile

  23. Joy56 profile image68
    Joy56posted 13 years ago

    yes Enid Blyton was a brilliant writer, i also loved the works of the Bronte sisters, especially Charlotte

    1. blondepoet profile image68
      blondepoetposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh the Bronte sisters....oh amazing books smile

  24. Rombie1986 profile image59
    Rombie1986posted 13 years ago

    Robert McCammon

  25. Zenith of Emotion profile image60
    Zenith of Emotionposted 13 years ago

    In reference to my favourite author writing-wise, that would probably take me a long while to figure out. Personality-wise, however, is much easier.

    Terry Trueman is a brilliant man, and albeit a bit of a sleeze when it comes to his marriages, he's funny, he's upbeat, and he manages to relate to his audience really well. Upon visiting my school's Author's club he basically became just another member of the club (only he was one whose work had been professionally published and sold rapidly).

    Holly Black is another good author personality-wise. She's engaging, amusing, and meets the stout, cheerful, cat-loving stereotypes that seem to come with being a female fantasy author. She took the time to teach us all how to pull a certain con-job off in a book and worked through each side of the scenario and its possible twists with us. I have to say she was excellent to talk to.

    Amy Kathleen Ryan is a bit shy, and soft spoken, but she's sweet and encouraging, and really easy to relate to. I was speaking to her about her novel "Vibes", and when I received my signature from her, it had a little note of "You'll meet your Gusty one day!" (Gusty being the main male in the novel). It made me smile, and basically made my day about twice as wonderful as it had been.

    Svetlana Chmakova is a bit withdrawn, but she's a lot of fun, and up for glomps - which automatically bumps her up in my book. A cute little Russian-Canadian, she's absolutely adorable and shorter than the average American female. Thin, but not necessarily well-kept, she's one of the many sides of author that reminds those of us who want to write for a living that you can be a normal person at the same time as being an author.

    As for Jared Hodges and Lindsay Cibos - while their comic "Peach Fuzz" may not be all that entertaining, speaking with them is, especially when you're a geek and you have an anime convention in town at least once a year. Chit-chatting to them about manga, anime, furry, and writing in general - learning the whole-comic building process was amazing.

    The only other I can really think to comment on would be Ellen Hopkins, and all I can say there is that while she's a little less approachable than the others (especially to a teenager), she's a strong, confident woman, and is an excellent example of what a woman should strive to be, rather than shrink away from.

    All in all, I can say that every author I've met has been absolutely wonderful, and as an avid reader I would not be able to pick a favourite book, just as "I could not pick a favourite star in the heavens" ("Ever After", Danielle to Prince Henri). If I had to choose one right now, though, the one that fits my mood best is probably Holly Black's "The Poison Eaters and Other Stories", simply because I just finished reading it.

    Authors are so much fun to converse with <3.

  26. retrobandit profile image63
    retrobanditposted 13 years ago

    My faves (off the top of my head):

    Kurt Vonnegut, Christopher Moore, Roald Dahl, Richard Matheson, Raymond Carver, Nick Hornby

  27. hoodieweather profile image60
    hoodieweatherposted 13 years ago

    Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, and lots more!


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