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Let's face it: I've more than 10 all time favorite authors. And, I'm sure I'm not the only who has more than ten favorite writers. So, I decided to narrow this list to the authors who had more impact in my life and which opened me doors to new genres.
No matter how much a I hated the last two books of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling made me dream for many years of receiving my own Hogwarts letter (well, I'm still waiting for it!). She is one of main reasons I love reading so much, so she has to belong to this list even if I'm mad at her. If it wasn't Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series (which I still have to finish reading), I wouldn't have read George R.R. Martin, one of my current favorite writers. If it wasn't him, I wouldn't have fallen in love with epic fantasy. Thank you Robert Jordan, may you rest in piece. Juliet Marillier is the one to blame for my love for fairytale retellings. As I wrote before, Heart's Blood is one of my all time favorite books and because of it I've been following her amazing stories. Marillier is the Queen!
As I mentioned above, George R.R. Martin is one of my current favorite writers, so he needs to be part of this list. I just want The Winds of Winter to have a release date so badly (even if it'll probably break my heart). Licia Troisi is an Italian writer who isn't very well-known, but I enjoy her work. I read Niall's trilogy in a week - yes, it was the first time I read three books in a week. Maria V. Snyder is another current favorite writer of mine. I've been reading The Chronicles of Ixia and I just can't put the books down.
Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series and Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series opened doors to a new genre: urban fantasy. Also, Mac and Mercy are two of my favorite heroines. Must love these two ladies and their work. Anne Bishop is the best dark fantasy writer I've met until now. If it wasn't for her, I would never known of the existence of this genre.
Last, but not least, is the one and only Jane Austen. She's the reason I'm a hopeless romantic; the reason I dream of finding a Mr. Darcy in a world where a Mr. Darcy isn't real. She pretty much ruined my conceptions of love with Pride and Prejudice.