Post and tell me if you share my interest in these authors:
-William Sleator (Wrote Interstellar Pig, Singularity, House of Stairs, The Boxes, Marco's Millions, and much more)
-Lemony Snicket / Daniel Handler (Wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events, all of its companions, and some other book I'm too lazy to look up)
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Wrote The Little Prince, an ingenious allegory which I suggest that everyone read)
-Louis Sachar (Wrote the Wayside School trilogy, Holes, Small Steps, and much more.
-J.K. Rowling (everyone knows what she wrote )
-Douglas Adams (Wrote all five books, of the Hitchhiker's trilogy, as well as the two Dirk Gently novels and four episodes of Doctor Who)
-Shel Silverstein (A kids' poet with mad writing and illustrating skillz)
-J.R.R. Tolkien (Wrote The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth, and many other books which belong to the same series)
-L. Frank Baum (Wrote The Wizard of Oz and all 13 of its sequels, as well as Little Wizard Stories of Oz, The Magical Monarch of Mo, Queen Zixi of Ix, The Sea Fairies, Sky Island, and numerous other books that intertwine with the Oz books in some way or another)
-Roald Dahl (Wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Matilda, The Witches, The B.F.G., and too much other stuff to list.
-Jules Verne (Wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, From the Earth to the Moon, Round the moon, Around the World in 80 Days, and many more great sci-fi classics)
-Eoin Colfer (Wrote the Artemis Fowl series)
-C.S. Lewis (Wrote The Chronicles of Narnia) Thanks to Turakii for pointing this one out!
-Greg Farshtey (Shame on you if you don't like this man's books.)
This doesn't even mention some great picture book authors or others whom I have neglected to mention.