This week over at The Broke and the Bookish is Julia’s top ten auto-buy authors. Hop over there after you read mine and look at some great lists.
Neil Gaiman – I bet you are all shocked. Adult literature, children’s picture books, anthologies he edits, it doesn’t matter. If his name is one it I will read it.
Holly Black – Equally diverse and equally appealing. Spiderwick, Modern Faerie Tale, Curse Workers, The Good Neighbors I have read them all. And her witty anthologies just make her that much better.
Jim Butcher – According to http://www.jim-butcher.com/ “His next novel will be the first in a new Steampunk series, The Cinder Spires, called The Aeronaut’s Windlass. After that will be book #15 of The Dresden Files,Skin Game.” Sounds great to me.
Lev Grossman – I know that I completely agreed with Neil Gaiman’s now famously named journal post George R.R. Martin is not your bitch. However, Lev Grossman is. He needs to write faster! I know he and his wife just had a ridiculously cute baby but I need The Magician’s Land, like NOW!
David Sedaris – Few people make me laugh out loud when I am reading. This man is one of them. And honestly, I bet even his grocery list would be entertaining.
Bill Willingham – I will admit I am way behind in my reading of this but I love Bill Willingham and I love this world he has created.
Jane Yolan – I am beginning to think that she is a cyborg who never sleeps. That is the only way that she can produce the number of things she does. She has written over 300 books. So, maybe I can’t afford to put her here.
Laini Taylor – See what I said about Lev Grossman. Although at least I can go back and read all of her stuff that I have not yet read.
Edgar Allan Poe – I could hope they find some previously unpublished works, right?
Up until recently Steven King but his son Joe Hill might have knocked him off this list. – I really am loving Locke & Key and while Horns was not my fav, Heart Shaped Box and 20th Century Ghosts were rockin’.