favorite authors

@Hatley (157339)
Garden Grove, California
March 24, 2008 11:10pm CST
My lotters what are your favorite authors? Mine are Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton I am really really fond of mystery stories and of Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series How about you?
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
25 Mar 08
I usually drift towards the True Crime section where Ann Rule seems to rule.Louis Lamour(western),Larson(Farside) Max Haines(true crime) have also been known to hold my attention.I also enjoy the antidotes of Paul Harvy and GW Patterson(BC History).
@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
I plain forgot Ann Rule I like her books too.
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
25 Mar 08
I have a wide variety of authors that I read but I certainly do like Sue Grafton and Agatha Christie (she's good for a quick read). I am behind on my reading so I am behind on the Alphabet Series of Kinsey Millhone mysteries. I have "O" on tape (which I won't listen to so still need the book), R and S here waiting to be read. I also like Lawrence Sanders "Timothy's" series of mysteries, even though I dislike the character himself. I have a few of those on standby as well. Ed McBain is another favourite in the mystery category. Outside of mysteries I like Belva Plain, Joy Fielding and Maeve Binchy. I do read some Danielle Steel as well but try to read them few and far between because they are all so similar. Andrew M. Greeley has written some great books, some mysteries, some not. He has a Father Blackie Ryan series of mysteries where this little bishop solves crimes. Recently I have been enjoying "new" authors, that is, authors I haven't read before. It's good to step outside my comfort zone. Since I am a writer I am meeting more and more Canadian authors so I am also reading more Canadian authors. I am really enjoying that immensely.
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
andrew greely is also great and I always wish that they would make a movie out of some of his best stories with Father blackie ryan. I love to write too but am not yet published.
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
25 Mar 08
The only thing I have really had published is a short story in a local magazine connected to our newspaper... and a poem when in the Toronto Star in 1978! Plus I have had some things published online, especially on Triond.com. But in my quest to get published and hone my skills, meeting other authors has been very beneficial.
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
Hi I had several poems published but the only pay was a copy of the magazine.
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• Indonesia
25 Mar 08
mine are ToLkien (Lord Of The Ring is Amazing), Christopher Paolini (where i can buy Saphira,huh? :)) , RowLing (cute Potter n the Wizarding worLd). i'm a fans of adventure fiction book though it's often have so many pages. thick book! buT i read some Meg Cabot novels sometimes. Light sweet story.
@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
My son is a Lord of the rings fanatic I think he has all of them now.I like them too.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
25 Mar 08
There are so many, Hatley, that it is hard for me to choose! Stephen King is my #1, followed closely by James Lee Burke, Christine Feehan, Lee Child, and Sherrilyn Kenyon. I also like the traditional writers such as Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Mickey Spillane, and D.H. Lawrence.
@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
Ijust realized how many authors I do like and I am a devoted fan ot stephen King. I have not read his latest book but did send or it.
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@tjades (3594)
• Jamaica
25 Mar 08
One of my favorite authors is Daniele Steele. I think she is such great writer so much so that her stories cause the reader to feel the emotions of her characters. The Daniel Steele version of the titanic was my first real encounter with that story. I cried. Then when the movie came out I just had to watch it. Her stories are never without drama and meloncholy always taking your emotions from one level to the next. She is turly a great writer.
@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
Iagree I also have read a lot of her books and they are always good.
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I love fantasy, science fiction and an occasional horror book. I love Robert Aspirin, Douglas Adams, Roger Zelzany (spelling might be wrong), Stephen King, Robin Cook, Clive Barker and at least a dozen more I can't think of at the moment. My mom is a big fan of mysteries, is Grafton the one who has an alphabet series? Or am I confusing authors?
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
Yes Sue Grafton has the alphbet series with Kinsey Milhone.
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25 Mar 08
I am rather partial to Maeve Binchy's books also I like Phillipa Gregory books. She is the one who wrote The Other Boelyn Girl
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
I like Maeve Binch's books a whole lot. I have never read Phillipa Gregory's booksbut it sounds interesting.
25 Mar 08
I am reading a Maeve Binchy book at the moment called Whitethorn Woods but my favourit one of hers was called Scarlet Feather. Phillipa Gregory books are based on historical facts like the Other Boelyn Girl the other one I have read on the Henry VIII theme was called The Constant Princess about the life of Catherine of Aragon
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
I read the Constant Prince and really enjoyed that so much.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
25 Mar 08
Hi there... My favourite authors would have to be, Dee Brown, Louise L Hay, Malika Oufkir, James Redfield, Esther and Jerry Hicks, and many many more...
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
thanks I have not read those authors but am always trying to find new favorites
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Mar 08
Hey there... It is always great to explore other authors, and you will enjoy the books by these authors. Have a neat day, thanks for response...
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 08
I am seriously going to check on these authors as I like to broaden my reading horizons.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 08
Well my favourite ones are James Patterson Jackie Collins Barbara Taylor Bradford and Penny Vinnenz I love reading and it is mainly them Authors that I will buy and read
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Mar 08
Barbars Taylor Bradford is also a favorite of mine.
• Singapore
26 Mar 08
Foremost is Terry Goodkind. There are quite a few others I like too. I read quite a bit so there are really quite a few. They write fantasy or science fiction stuffs. Don't think that's your cup of tea. I heard of Agatha Christie though.
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 08
well I have read some sciene fiction and I like terry brooks stories so well and Dean koontz and Stephen King too
@gemini_rose (16194)
25 Mar 08
Martina Cole is my top favourite author and I have all her books apart from the most latest, Barbara Erskine is next, Stephen King and Dean Koonzt. But I read any book that may look interesting and I dont just stick to the same authors.
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
Ihave read some of 'Dean Koonz and man he can evoke some real horror.
• United States
25 Mar 08
I like Nora Roberts right now. I also like Dean Koontz, Stephen King, John Grisham and enjoy various other authors -- whoever writes a good story. I haven't read any Sue Grafton, but I know the library has a lot of her books.
@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Mar 08
I am fond of Stephen King but have not caught up on his latest books.
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I have fallen for Debbie Macomber...There is just something about her books that keeps me reading...Family, friends, and romance..I have like 40 of them....and I still buy more...
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@Hatley (157339)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 08
I am goingto have to search out Macomber's books as so many have told me how much they like her books and here I used to work in a library.
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