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.
Susan Wittig Albert is the New York Times bestselling author of over 50 books for adults and more than 60 YA novels.
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.
Sherman Alexie is a poet, short-story writer, novelist, and performer. A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington.
M. J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years, specializing in high-end drama production. Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks.
Kelley Armstrong is the New York Times bestselling author of the Cainsville modern gothic series and the Age of Legends YA fantasy trilogy.
Stephen Arterburn is the author of over 60 books, with three Gold Medallion Awards and over eight million books in print.
One of the best crime writers working today, Ace Atkins has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar.
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.
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.
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.
Peter V. Brett is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, which has sold millions of copies.
Rita Mae Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy mystery series (written with her cat Sneaky Pie) and the Sister Jane novels.
The author of a dozen novels and a collection of short stories, Jan Burke lives in Southern California with her husband and two dogs.
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.
Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of several acclaimed historical novels and the Elm Creek Quilts series.
Andrew Clements, the bestselling author of Frindle, has been nominated for numerous awards. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold.
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort as well as the bestselling Saxon Tales.
Award-winning author Sandra Dallas is the author of The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale and Tallgrass, among others.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author B.J. Daniels has written over 40 short stories and 80 books, and she has won numerous awards.
MaryJanice Davidson is a former model and medical test subject, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series.
In 2006 Adrianne Byrd, along with fellow writer Niobia Bryant, penned her first urban novel, Desperate Hoodwives, writing as De'Nesha Diamond.
Diane Duane has been writing novels, TV, film, comics and computer games for a worldwide audience for more than three decades.
Award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst was born in Northboro, Massachusetts, a small town that later became the setting for her debut novel.
Anne Emery is a lawyer and the award-winning author of the Collins–Burke mystery series. Her novels are set in her home province of Nova Scotia as well as in Ireland, London, and New York.
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.
Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Silver Dagger, Last Laugh, Lefty, and John Creasey Memorial Awards, among other honors.
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.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Anna's Crossing and The Newcomer.
Like the star of her bestselling Hannah Swensen culinary mysteries, Joanne Fluke grew up in a small town in rural Minnesota.
Lori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and recipient of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.
Christopher Fowler is the award-winning author of many novels and short story collections, as well as the Bryant & May mystery novels.
Felix Francis is the author of the Dick Francis novels, a legacy he carried on for his father through the novels they planned together.
A New York Times bestselling author, Diana Gabaldon is best known for her wildly popular Outlander series of novels.
Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of suspense novels, young adult novels, a book of nonfiction, and short-story collections.
Christy Award winner Leslie Gould’s novel Beyond the Blue won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Inspirational Novel.
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.
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.
The bestselling author of over 70 books, Carolyn Haines is the recipient of the Harper Lee Award and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence.
Joe Haldeman began his writing career while he was still in the army. The author of over two dozen novels, Haldeman is the winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards.
Charlaine Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse, Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard series, as well as Midnight Crossroad.
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.
Arnaldur Indridason is the winner of the world-famous CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year in the English language, Silence of the Grave.
Steven James is a national bestselling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base.
Beverly Jenkins has received five Waldenbooks / Borders Group Best Sellers Awards and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times.
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.
Craig Johnson is the author of the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim while inspiring the hit TV series.
William W. Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of Western, horror and survivalist novels, who wrote close to 200 books.
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.
Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories.
The author of more than 50 bestselling books, Stephen King writes in the fields of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy.
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book.
Gordon Korman has written more than 50 middle-grade and teen novels, including the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series.
Nancy Krulik is the author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including three New York Times bestsellers.
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.
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.
Donna Leon is the author of the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series.
Elmore Leonard wrote 45 novels and nearly as many short stories across his highly successful career, which spanned more than six decades.
Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Amish country (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) and has written over 80 books for children and adults.
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.
Peter Lovesey is the author of the Peter Diamond mysteries, well known for their use of surprise, strong characters and hard-to-crack puzzles.
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.
Francine Mathews' passion for Nantucket and the New England shoreline dates from her earliest memories. She grew up in Washington, D.C., but her family spent the summers on Cape Cod.
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.
Born and raised in Texas, Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and avid book collector.
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.
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.
Gilbert Morris is among today’s most popular Christian writers and has sold millions of his books worldwide. He specializes in historical fiction.
Mary B. Morrison is a New York Times bestselling author who addresses social and sexual issues while empowering her female characters.
Walter Mosley is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including his bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins.
Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking an unlikely path to that destination.
Originally from America, Mo moved to London because she wanted to live abroad but spoke no foreign languages.
Bestselling author Janette Oke launched the modern era of inspirational fiction with the publication of her first novel, Love Comes Softly, in 1979.
Ada Palmer teaches in the History Department at the University of Chicago, and often does research in Florence and Rome. Her science fiction novels form a tale of global politics in the year 2454, set in a hard-won utopia.
Bestselling Timmy Failure author Stephan Pastis took an unusual route to becoming a #1 bestselling comics creator: he went to law school.
James Patterson’s bestselling books have sold more than 300 million copies, and he has had more #1 bestsellers than any other author.
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.
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.
Tracie Peterson is an award-winning, bestselling author of over 100 books. She is also the recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.
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.
Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times bestselling author and a 10-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA.
Julia Quinn, whose books have been translated into 29 languages, is one of only 16 members of Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame.
Spencer Quinn, pen name of crime-fiction novelist Peter Abrahams, is the author of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie 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”).
Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a degree in English and journalism.
Author of the bestselling Jackaby series, William Ritter is a husband and the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood.
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.
Salman Rushdie is the author of twelve novels, of a book of stories, and four works of non-fiction. He is the co-editor of Mirrorwork, an anthology of contemporary Indian writing, and of the 2008 Best American Short Stories anthology.
Cynthia Rylant is the author of a Newbery Medal winner, a Newbery Honor Book , and two Caldecott Honor–winning picture books.
Award-winning writer Brandon Sanderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been published in over 20 languages.
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.
Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the 2008 Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village and the 2013 Newbery Honor book Splendors and Glooms.
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.
Gena Showalter is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lords of the Underworld, Otherworld Assassins, and Angels of the Dark series.
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and the Isabel Dalhousie series, among other popular series.
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.
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.
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.
Charles and Caroline Todd are a mother-and-son writing team who live on the east coast of the United States.
Harry Turtledove is an American novelist who has produced a sizable number of works in several genres, including alternate history and science fiction.
With numerous New York Times bestselling novels under his belt, Carl Weber is one of the premier African-American authors in the country.
Alison Weir is the biggest-selling female historian (and the fifth bestselling historian) in the United Kingdom since records began in 1997.
Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research.
Elie Wiesel was 15 years old when he was deported to Auschwitz. His masterwork, Night, is a harrowing account of Nazi concentration camps.
An Obie Award and Pulitzer Prize winner, Paul Zindel wrote novels and stories that teenagers were drawn to. But he could write for any audience as well.
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