Just wondering who your favourite(s) horror authors are?
Mine are as follows...
Tanya Huff, a fellow Canadian and she lives on a farm with her partner near where I live. She wrote a book series called "Blood Books". Consisting of 5 books, Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, and Blood Debt. The story follows a former police officer Vicki Nelson (who turned down a desk job after failing a vision test. I beleive she can't see in the dark. It's some type of eye disease. ) now a private investigator for hire who ends up taking on a case that brings here into the world of the supernatural. She meets up with the bastard son of King Henry the Eight who happens to be a Vampire and goes by the name Henry Fritroy. They team up in the first book to stop a demon that has been summoned by a human to bring revenge against those who have wronged him in his life. It's better then it sounds, trust me. The books deal with Demons, Werewolves, Zombies and even a 3,000 year old mummy. What's even more cool is that the stories take place in Toronto. Then later in London, Ontario and Vancouver, Ontario. London and Toronto areas are neat to read about because I've been to the same places that she's written about and that brings a connection to the book that I've never had with other books. She also introduces a gay character that helps her and Henry. These books came out in the 1990's when gay characters simple didn't exist in major storylines. All in all the series was amazing but sadly she stopped and has since returned back to Science Fiction and Fantasy storylines, stating that her time with Henry, Vicki and Tony were over and that there simply wasn't any story left to tell.
Also sadly was the lifetime channel which tried to turn the books into a TV series based off the books, but they failed badly.
I know alot of people are going to bring up Stephen King as one of their favourites. Sadly, I personally don't like the way he writes his stories. I've tried to read his books when I was in high school but they always put me to sleep or I grew bored and moved on to other books instead. However, to redeem myself to those of you who are King fans, I do enjoy his novel "Cycle of the werewolf". It's amazing how he uses the moon and the cliches of the werewolf myth to bring new life to this supernatural creature. I can't recommend it highly enough!