Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Auto-Buy Authors. I’m tweaking it slightly to Auto-Read, since I’ve managed to successfully curb my book-buying, with the help of an excellent library system! So the authors who I will absolutely read anything they write, in no particular order:
Mercedes Lackey is still one of my all-time favorite fantasy authors. Valdemar holds a special place in my heart, and the Halfblood Chronicles, co-authored with Andre Norton, remains one of my all-time favorite series.
S.A. Chakraborty is the author of the Daevabad trilogy, with the conclusion due out in April. I can’t wait, because the first two have been great. I might have to re-read them before the third, though, which is not something I do often.
Rosamund Hodge also writes fairy tales, but more recognizable ones – retellings, rather than just involving fantastical elements. Between Romeo & Juliet, Beauty & The Beast, and Little Red Riding Hood, her stories are magical and mesmerizing.
Amy Rose Capetta, along with Cori McCarthy, are a pair of non-binary authors that have, both together and separately, written some awesome fantasy novels, from gender-fluid sorcerers to queer King Arthur in space. I’ve read more of Capetta than I have of McCarthy, but I plan to fix that soon.
I can’t forget one of my favorite authors on Twitter, Katherine Locke. They wrote The Girl With The Red Balloon and The Spy With The Red Balloon, as well as a short story in Unbroken. They’re editing It’s A Whole Spiel, an upcoming short story collection about Jewish teenagers, which I very much want to get my hands on.
The sole white man on this list is Neil Gaiman, who is arguably the King of Fantasy and a massive ally of marginalized people.