Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Smith

In composing, as a general rule, run a pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style. ~ Sydney Smith

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Autobuy Authors

A lot of authors have come and gone from my autobuy list. I suspect that's true for a lot of people. If Barbara Hambly writes a fantasy novel, it's an autobuy. Her other books I'm not as urgent about. Jennifer Crusie used to be auto buy, but that ended when she started co-authoring books. It's also been so long since she put out a book that, well . . . we'll see. Also, some authors have written series that I was avid about, but I haven't caught fire over their other books. I also have to confess that this isn't actually an autobuy list because if the book is priced too high, I'll wait for a sale, try to find it used, or see if the library has it. Even so, my Top Ten List comes up short.

Harlan CobenTop of the list is Harlan Coben.

He's a pretty fast writer so it doesn't take forever between books. He writes both a series and stand alones and even has a YA series. I've read them all.

                               His latest

                          The Stranger

Courtney Milan Next up is Courtney Milan. She's the only historical romance author I'm guaranteed to read. Or maybe I can't say that any more because her last book was a contemporary New Adult romance. So I guess I'll read anything by her. She started with Harlequin, but happily, she's gone indie. I say happily because she keeps her prices reasonable.

Her first series was the Carthart series. I was hooked.

Stacia Kane

Stacia Kane is on the list because of her on-going urban(ish) fantasy series, Downside Ghosts. I don't know if she'll maintain her place on the list if she ever moves on to another series, but for the moment, she's golden.

               Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts Book 1)

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell writes New Adult. No series. Just standalone books. I think she has four out now, so  she's pretty new to the list. My favorite of hers is her first. That might be because it's always a surprise when you have no track record with an author. After that, you have "expectations."

                                                          Attachments: A Novel

Michael PerryMichael Perry is an anomaly because it's rare for a non-fiction author to make my auto read list. He's an essayist, who writes with humor. He's also a bit of a wordsmith. So now he's written his first novel, which I'm dying to get my hands on.

                 The Jesus Cow: A Novel

So that's it. The authors who write books I lust after as soon as their newest book is released. Who's on your list?

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