Here are the rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who have always influenced you and will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes, and they don’t have to be listed in order of relevance to you.
Here are our 15 most influential authors (with reasons for some) in less than 15 minutes!
Start time: 4:o6 PM
Laurie Halse Anderson
Joyce Carol Oates
Dean Koontz (he may not be the best writer ever...but his stories sure can suck you in. Read The Good Guy)
Justine Larblestier (granted, I've only read Liar but it was enough to make me want to read more of her books)
R.L. Stine (Fear Street RULES! And I actually wrote an entire novel based on one of his when I was twelve years old)
Charlaine Harris (Yes, I have read/and I do own EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Sookie Stackhouse books- I even have short story collections that she's appeared in)
Ann M. Martin (I LOVED the Babysitters Club, I had all the special books, and even had my own fill in the blank Babysitters guide!)
Albert Camus (read The Stranger...nuff said)
End time: 4:09 PM
Start time: 4:06 PM
Stephen King (He's not only the King of Horror, but he's the master of writing page-turners)
Elizabeth Scott (She took a risk with Living Dead Girl and encouraged me to take risks with my own writing)
Brett Easton Ellis
Terry McMillan (The fact that she's African Amerian and so successful speaks volumes to me)
Stephanie Meyer (Okay, don't attack me, but she inspired MILLIONS of people to pick up a book and read. That says a lot.)
Dr. Seuss (The first book I ever remember reading is Green Eggs and Ham)
Judy Blume (When I was a kid, I thought I was Blubber. One of my faves to this day)
End time: 4:08 PM
**Pam is a little peeved that she left off one of her all time idols...John Green :( **
Tell us, who are some of the authors that have most influenced you?