It's time to do the Book Blogger Hop again! If you are interested, stop by Crazy for Books, the hop's host.
This week's question: Tell us about some of your favorite authors and why they are your favorites!
I know I will be leaving out some of my favorites in any list I make, especially since I enjoy reading debut authors' work, but some of my favorites are:
Donald Harstad, the author of a great mystery series featuring Chief of Police Carl Houseman
Adriana Trigiani, who first attracted me with her trilogy beginning with Big Stone Gap
Sue Miller, Chris Bohjalian, Elizabeth Berg, Jane Hamilton who were introduced to me by Oprah Winfrey and her book club
Jennifer Weiner, Allison Winn Scotch, Jodi Picoult, and Katherine Center are also favorites.
Mostly what attracts me to certain authors is their ability to create characters that are real people, that are multi-dimensional. I also enjoy plots that feel authentic and not contrived.
Who are your favorite authors? Let me know whose work I need to become familiar with!