Over the new year I got asked what writers inspire and/or influence my writing.

I would have to say my three biggest influences are Orson Scott Card (for his plot writing and twists), Stephen King (for his PHENOMENAL character development), and Anne McCaffrey (for her intricate world-creating descriptions).

What writers do you find you are most interested in? Do you like the way they write love scenes? The way they write a description of a sunset? Or just how they keep you on the edge of your seat? Let me know what authors you like and why!