J.K. Rowling is the brilliant writer of the Harry Potter series.  She is responsible for changing the landscape of YA Literature and she has made the fantasy genre more accessible to people all over the world.  Find out more about J.K. Rowling and her writing at:


Kristin Cashore is the author of the Graceling Realm books.  Her writing is gorgeous, for lack of  a better term.  She is a writer who really paints pictures, worlds, and characters with her words!  I love everything about her writing and fully intend to read every word that she publishes.  See her webpage at:

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the author of The Graveyard Book, which is quite possibly one of my favorite books to recommend to students.  His writing is fearless and poignant.  I have thoroughly enjoyed reading his work and getting to know his characters.  To learn more about this incredible writer, visit his website at:

Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Snyder is a fantasy author who writes books that are full of magic, love, adventure and diabolical villains.  She is the author of the Study series and the Healer series  Her writing transports me to different worlds and I am always thrilled to take a trip if she’s leading the expedition.  I have recommended her books to men and women alike and have always received positive feedback about her writing.  She is. undoubtedly, one of my very favorite writers of all time.  Visit her website at: