Top Ten Tuesday (4/19/11)

Newly discovered meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish, Top Ten Tuesday.  This week is top ten rewind. According to Julia “Top Ten Tuesday Rewind is a chance for you to go back through the archives and chose a past TTT that you want to do, or maybe even redo!”
Quick look at the list of topics and I picked “Favorite Authors.”  I have never listed them but I think that my number one choise will not be a surprise.
10. Catherynne M. Valente author of The Orphan Tales: In the Night Garden and the soon to be released The Girl Who Circumvented Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making among others
09. Mary Doria Russell author of one of my top ten books ever The Sparrow
08. Patricia C. Wrede author of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles which is a must read for all young girls
07. Madeleine L’Engle author of the classic Wrinkle in Time
05.  Philippa Gregory author of the Tudor series including The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen’s Fool
04.  Bill Willingham author of the amazing graphic novel series Fables beginning with Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile 
03. Stephen King – One word, Pennywise
02. Anne McCaffrey – Pern, Brainships, Freedom
01. Neil Gaiman  – I have yet to read anything I have not liked but American Gods, Stardust, and Blueberry Girl rank among my top favorite books ever.