15 Authors in 15 Minutes [Reblog and edited from original post]

Reblogged from Char's Horror Corner:

This is a fun post which author Gary Fry posted on Facebook this morning. I'm editing the post a little bit for Booklikes. Here we go:


The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. 


Don't think too hard about it, just jot them down as soon as you think of them. I've seen a few other lists since this was posted on Facebook and I found a lot of them I kick myself for having forgotten. 


Please go ahead and post them in the comments here so everyone can see who your 15 in 15 are.


Here is my list:

  1. C. S. Lewis
  2. Jane Austen
  3. Baroness Orkzy
  4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. Laurie R. King
  6. Jasper Fforde
  7. Agatha Christie
  8. J. R. R. Tolkien
  9. Neil Gaiman
  10. Rumiko Takahashi
  11. Nobuhiro Watsuki
  12. Eiichiro Oda
  13. Al Lacy
  14. Jim Murphy
  15. Shakespeare