One of the best crime writers working today, Ace Atkins has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times.
Alex Kava is the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie O’Dell series and a series featuring former U.S. Marine Ryder Creed and his K9 dogs.
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and the Isabel Dalhousie series, among other popular series.
Alison Weir is the biggest-selling female historian (and the fifth bestselling historian) in the United Kingdom since records began in 1997.
Andrew Clements, the bestselling author of Frindle, has been nominated for numerous awards. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold.
Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of World War I novels, the William Monk novels, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels.
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort as well as the bestselling Saxon Tales.
Beverly Jenkins has received five Waldenbooks / Borders Group Best Sellers Awards and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times.
Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Amish country (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) and has written over 80 books for children and adults.
The creator of the hit Pike Logan thrillers, Brad Taylor served his country for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces lieutenant colonel.
Award-winning writer Brandon Sanderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been published in over 20 languages.
C. J. Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, and a small-town newspaper reporter and editor.
With numerous New York Times bestselling novels under his belt, Carl Weber is one of the premier African-American authors in the country.
Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of over 70 books. She is the recipient of the 2010 Harper Lee Award and the 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence.
Charlaine Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse, Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard series, as well as Midnight Crossroad.
Charles and Caroline Todd are a mother-and-son writing team who live on the east coast of the United States.
Christine Feehan is a bestselling author of more than 40 novels, including four series that have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction, and his works include his superb series set during the Wars of the Roses.
Craig Johnson is the author of the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim while inspiring a hit TV series.
Cynthia Rylant is the author of a Newbery Medal winner, a Newbery Honor Book , and two Caldecott Honor–winning picture books.
As a boy, the author of the My Weird School series didn't like to read, and today Dan Gutman’s books are most popular with reluctant readers.
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels in print. She is published in 43 languages.
With more than 200 million copies of her books in print, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is one of today’s most popular authors.
In 2006 Adrianne Byrd along with fellow writer Niobia Bryant penned her first Urban Novel, Desperate Hoodwives, writing as De'Nesha Diamond.
A New York Times bestselling author, Diana Gabaldon is best known for her wildly popular Outlander series of novels.
Diane Duane has been writing novels, TV, film, comics and computer games for a worldwide audience for more than three decades.
Donna Leon is the author of the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series.
Dusty Richards is the only author to win two Spur Awards in one year (for his novel The Horse Creek Incident and his short story “Comanche Moon”).
Elie Wiesel was 15 years old when he was deported to Auschwitz. His masterwork, Night, is a harrowing account of Nazi concentration camps.
Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of suspense novels, young adult novels, a book of nonfiction, and short-story collections.
Elizabeth Peters is a pen name of Barbara Mertz, and she also wrote under the name Barbara Michaels. Born in Illinois, she earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology.
Elmore Leonard wrote 45 novels and nearly as many short stories across his highly successful career, which spanned more than six decades.
Felix Francis is the author of the Dick Francis novels, a legacy he carried on for his father through the novels they planned together.
Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism.
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld, Otherworld Assassins, and Angels of the Dark series.
Gilbert Morris is among today’s most popular Christian writers and has sold millions of his books worldwide. He specializes in historical fiction.
Gordon Korman has written more than 50 middle-grade and teen novels, including the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series.
Harry Turtledove is an American novelist who has produced a sizable number of works in several genres, including alternate history and science fiction.
Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of 15 books and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award.
Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author who began writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the 1980s.
James Patterson’s bestselling books have sold more than 300 million copies, and he has had more #1 bestsellers than any other author.
Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Silver Dagger, Last Laugh, Lefty, and John Creasey Memorial Awards, among other honors.
Bestselling author Janette Oke launched the modern era of inspirational fiction with the publication of her first novel, Love Comes Softly, in 1979.
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book.
Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed historical novels and the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series.
Like the star of her bestselling Hannah Swensen culinary mysteries, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota.
The recipient of a master’s degree from Harvard, Jodi Picoult won the New England Book Award for her body of work and is the author of over 20 novels.
John Sandford is the author of the bestselling Prey series as well as the Kidd novels, the Virgil Flowers novels, The Night Crew, and Dead Watch.
Julia Quinn is one of only sixteen members of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, her books have been translated into 29 languages
Kelley Armstrong is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cainsville modern gothic series and the Age of Legends YA fantasy trilogy.
Kwame Alexander is a poet, an educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 21 books, including the 2015 Newbery Medal winner, The Crossover.
Born and raised in Texas, Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and avid book collector.
Lauraine Snelling is the award-winning author of more than 80 books, with sales of over two million copies, and she also writes for a wide range of magazines.
Leslie Gould is a Christy award-winning author of fifteen novels. One of Leslie’s stand-alone novels, Beyond the Blue, won of the Romantic Times Book Club Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Inspirational Novel in 2006
The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels.
Loren D. Estleman is the author of more than 70 novels. His honors include four Shamus Awards, five Spur Awards, and three Western Heritage Awards.
Lori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and recipient of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.
Lutishia Lovely burst onto the literary scene with Sex in the Sanctuary, and more than a dozen books later she hasn't even thought about slowing down.
Eight novels by author Lynn Austin have won Christy Awards for excellence in Christian fiction, and she was named to the Christy Award Hall of Fame.
Mary B. Morrison is a New York Times bestselling author who addresses social and sexual issues while empowering her female characters.
Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times bestselling author and a 10-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA.
Critically acclaimed author Mary Monroe is the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of her family to finish high school.
MaryJanice Davidson is a former model and medical test subject, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series.
Matt Braun is a fourth-generation Westerner steeped in the lore of the frontier era. His books reflect a heritage rich with the truths of that bygone time.
Originally from America, Mo moved to London because she wanted to live abroad but spoke no foreign languages.
Nancy Krulik is the author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including three New York Times bestsellers.
Paul Zindel had the ability to write novels and stories that teenagers were drawn to, especially the lonely and slightly weird kids. But, he could write for any audience.
Peter Abrahams began by writing stand-alone novels such as Lights Out, The Fan (filmed by Tony Scott and starring Robert De Niro), Oblivion, and End of Story.
Peter V. Brett is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, which has sold millions of copies in 25 languages worldwide.
Philip Roth has won the National Medal of Arts and the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction.
Rita Mae Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series (which she writes with her tiger cat, Sneaky Pie) and the Sister Jane novels.
After being published in 1978, it took Robyn Carr 30 years to become an “overnight” success—and she's been a fixture on bestseller lists ever since.
Award-winning author Sandra Dallas is the author of The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale and Tallgrass, among others.
For as long as she can remember, Sara Shepard has been writing. Sara is the author of numerous works, including the Pretty Little Liars series.
Award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst was born in Northboro, Massachusetts, a small town that later became the setting for her debut novel.
Sherman Alexie is a poet, short-story writer, novelist, and performer. A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington.
Spencer Quinn, pen name of crime-fiction novelist Peter Abrahams, is the author of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie series.
Bestselling Timmy Failure author Stephan Pastis took an unusual route to becoming a #1 bestselling comics creator: he went to law school.
Stephen Arterburn is the author of over 60 books, with three Gold Medallion Awards and over eight million books in print.
The author of more than 50 bestselling books, Stephen King writes in the fields of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy.
Steven James is a national bestselling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base.
Tim LaHaye is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 80 books, and he is the coauthor of the record-shattering Left Behind series.
Tracie Peterson is an award-winning, bestselling author of over 100 books. She is also the recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.
Ursula K. Le Guin is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Hugo, the Nebula, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud.
Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking an unlikely path to that destination.
Walter Mosley is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including his bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins.
Author of the bestselling Jackaby series, William Ritter is a husband and the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood.
William W. Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of Western, horror and survivalist novels, who wrote close to 200 books.
Winston Groom took the publishing world by storm when his 1986 novel Forrest Gump flew to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.
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