Nov. 1 is National Authors Day, a holiday established in 1929 by the General Federation of Women's Clubs. It's used to recognize authors for their contributions to culture and society.
If I had to pick my all-time two favorite authors, it'd be a tie between this guy:
And this guy:
Hunter S. Thompson and Elmore Leonard, respectively. They embody the two halves of what I enjoy most about fiction: wordplay as a tool to tell a story (Thompson) and engrossing plotlines (Leonard).
Who are some of your favorite authors?