Today’s Prompt: Your favorite writer
A very hard question, so let’s bend the rules and make a list!
In no particular order:
It feels like it’s almost a cliche to say that King is my favorite writer. He’s the perennial favorite of a lot of people and for good reason. His books suck me in. Although they include supernatural elements and horrifying scenarios, they are very relate-able. King really knows the human condition. Some of his books are better than others, but I have enjoyed them all.
Tanith Lee’s works keep me entertained with their fairy-tale tone and otherworldly scenarios. She writes primarily horror/fantasy novels and is quite prolific. I’d recommend starting with the Tales from the Flat Earth series.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Halse Anderson is a YA author and one of the best writers in that genre. Her debut novel, Speak, won some awards and is known for its controversial depiction of rape. I deeply admire Halse Anderson and hope to someday write with as much clarity and high emotion as she does.
Most well-known for his tome The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Shirer is my favorite non-fiction author. (He wrote fiction as well.) His books are written with such detail, the worlds and cultures he describes come immediately to life. Shirer was able to report about the Third Reich directly from Berlin with lucidity – and none of the dryness of other non-fiction writers.