Wednesday, May 19, 2004

My Favorite Authors

I love to read, obviously. There are some writers that I flock to as often as possible because they particularly do a good job at making reading a pleasure. This authors are master artists at the written word, in my opinion. They create characters that are enduring and endearing at the same time. These characters may be and often are deeply flawed but more lovable for their character failings. But the writer uses them skillfully to tell a story and to entertain the reader. Most of these authors write in the romance genre. And the remainders are likely to be found in the horror or science fiction genre. A couple write thrillers or action adventures. But the thing they have in common most of all is that they have earned my respect and admiration as writers and the dubious honor to make it on my list of favorite authors.

1.Anne Stuart--the best of all time!!!
2.Christina Dodd
3.Diana Palmer
4.Lisa Kleypas
5.Laura Kinsale
6.Connie Brockway
7.Catherine Anderson
8.Cait Logan
9.Jodi Thomas
10.Christopher Golden
11.Edgar Allen Poe
12.Louisa Alcott
13.Brenda Jackson
14.Beverly Jenkins
15.Lynne Graham
16.Celeste Bradley
17.Jude Deveraux
18.C.S. Lewis
19.Deborah Simmons
20.Cherry Adair
21.Carolyn Davidson
22.Susan Fox
23.Kit Gardner
24.Emma Goldrick
25.Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor
26.Laurell K. Hamilton
27.Lorraine Heath
28.Loretta Chase
29.Linda Howard
30.Jillian Hunter
31.Joan Johnston
32.Katherine Sutcliffe
33.Penny Jordan
34.Stephen King
35.Lynn Kerstan
36.Kim Lawrence
37.Miranda Lee
38.Johanna Lindsey
39.Sandra Marton
40.Mary McBride
41.Lyn Stone
42.Meagan McKinney
43.Susan Napier
44.Laura Parker
45.Susan Elizabeth Phillips
46.Laura Renken/Melody Thomas
47.Karen Robards
48.Susan Sizemore
49.Deborah Smith
50.Theresa Weir
51.Susan Wiggs
52.Gayle Wilson
53.Jennifer Ashley
54.Deborah Simmons
55.Kathryn Smith
56.Dean Koontz
57.Jo Beverley
58.Pam Crooks

Those are the ones that stick out and populate, often to excess, my bookshelves.


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