Edgar Alan Poe, who created the best anti-hero ever of all time: Roderic Usher
Rumiko Takahashi and her InuYasha series
Don Rosa and his Uncle Scrooge series
Keith Laumer's Retief series
Paul Galdone's Tailypo
Dr. Seuss, yes, as in Green Eggs and Ham and How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Douglas Addams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
James Blish's Star Trek novels (and all Star Trek novels by other authors too)
Gaston Lurox's Phantom of the Opera
Bram Stoker's Dracula
James Flora's Grandpa's Ghost Stories
The Brother's Grimm, unabridged and unedited
Alfred Hitchcock's Three Investigators series (which had multiple authors)
J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter series
James Howe's Bunnicula series
Bruce Coville's Alien Teacher series
Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland
Roald Dahl and his Chocolate Factory books and the BFG
Robert C. O'Brien's Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
The Bronte sisters with Jane Eyre and Withering Heights
Each of these authors and their books have been huge inspirations to me and you can often find "tributes" to them hidden within my stories.
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