Anyone reading someone they really love? I recently discovered Victor Villasenor, and he is wonderful.
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.
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.
My Favorite Author is Jayne Ann Krentz
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Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ken Follet and Robert Harris are my favorite Authors
I have so many, Ian Rankin, Jonathan Kellerman, Robert Ludlum, Louisa May Alcott to name but a few!!
Margaret Atwood, T.S. Eliot, Pablo Neruda, Stephen King...Just discovered Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie...incredibly promising.
Thomas Hardy is fantastic I love his works lol
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.
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
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.
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 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
John Steinbeck, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Jose Saramago, Tana French, Gillian Flynn, Dennis Lehane, Thomas Hardy, J.K. Rowling, Jeffrey Eugenides, Bill Bryson
Rick Riorden, Brandon Mull, Cornelia Funke, Francine Rivers, and Okay, I know I'm a dork but JK Rowling!
At the moment I am enjoying a book being published on Hubpages by The Irish Observer.
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.
George R. R. Martin, author of the series "A Song of Ice and Fire"... which is also going to be on HBO.
I'm an unabashed Harry Potter nerd! Also gotta love Jasper Fforde.
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.
Orson Scott Card, Jack London, Stephen King and Susan A. Langford
Stephen King is a good author i like some of his works like rose red thats great lol
James Rollins, I love the science and politics in it. Mostly the science.
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.
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.
yes Enid Blyton was a brilliant writer, i also loved the works of the Bronte sisters, especially Charlotte
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.
My faves (off the top of my head):
Kurt Vonnegut, Christopher Moore, Roald Dahl, Richard Matheson, Raymond Carver, Nick Hornby
Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, and lots more!
by i scribble 5 years ago
Do your favorite authors dumb down their writing to attract more readers, and do you?I saw a reference to this practice on a HP post recently and it got me wondering. I had never even thought about doing this. Just wondering if it is widespread on HP and beyond.
by Insightful Tiger 5 years ago
Who are your favorite authors and why do you love /like them?My favorites are Paulo Coelho, Sidney Sheldon, Luke, James, Solomon, Jude Deveraux, Dale Carnegie, V.C. Andrews, and Lao Tzu. Some of the reasons I love these authors because they have taught me something, taken me to other times or...
by Marc Lee 3 years ago
Who are your favorite authors, both past and present?
by Sharon Smith 7 years ago
There appears to be one day a week when the "email notice with new hubs by your favorite authors" is not found in my inbox early in the morning. I've heard that this has happened to others so I figured no big deal. But yesterday, Saturday, there was no email notice...
by lmarsh1203 6 years ago
Who are your current favorite authors?I want to hear about living authors that inspiring people now.
by Imogen French 3 years ago
What is your favourite Thomas Hardy novel?Thomas Hardy was from Dorset, my part of the world, and I love both his stories and the beautiful descriptions of the Dorset countryside at the last turn of the century. I find it hard to decide which is my favourite. How about you?
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