Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015

Welcome again to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. My first TTT in almost a month. Feels good to be back! This week I’m counting down my favorite authors that I discovered just this year. All author photos from Goodreads.

Science-Fiction: Jason Werbeloff

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Werbeloff is another one of those authors I randomly found while cruising through the Kindle store. At the time, several of his short works (including The Solace Pill) were free on Amazon, so I downloaded a bunch. I’m still looking forward to working my way through his “mind-bending” sci-fi.

Dark Fantasy: S.A. Hunt

Hunt’s Malus Domestica is without a doubt one of my favorite fantasy works I’ve read in recent years. Since he is working on a sequel, I can’t wait to see where the story goes.

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense: Gillian Flynn

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I gave Gone Girl a try and was completely blown away by how much I enjoyed it. Flynn knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. Now I just need to watch the movie!

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense: Marisha Pessl

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At over 600 pages, Night Film is probably the longest book I’ve read this year, but it certainly didn’t feel that long while I was reading this tale. I could certainly learn a lot from Pessl in terms of pacing.

Horror: Brian Hodge

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I absolutely loved Whom the Gods Would Destroy. If Hodge’s other works are anything like this novella, he could easily become one of my favorite horror authors beyond 2015.

Nonfiction:

This year has been exponential in advancement of my writing. Over the course of 2015 I started this blog, published two stories, and learned a ton about publishing. This section is dedicated to some of the writers whose work provided the knowledge and inspiration to make this progress.

J.F. Penn

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As cheesy as it may sound, Penn’s story of becoming a successful independent author reminds me that my author dreams can also become reality.

Frances Caballo

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Caballo’s guides to using social media helped me create a solid backbone on how effectively target my social media efforts without wasting too much time.

Jeff Goins

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Goins’ newsletter never fails to act as a simultaneous pat on the back and kick in the butt if I’m ever feeling discouraged. 

Who are your favorite authors you discovered in 2015?


 

Zed Amadeo

Zed Amadeo, indie author of fantasy and horror, has always held a curiosity for the unexplained. Especially that of the most elusive mystery of them all: the human psyche. Zed continues to be inspired by the strange happenings in the world, serving as fuel for Zed's latest fiction works.

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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015”

    1. I thought Night Film was fantastic! I hadn’t heard of Marisha Pessl before that book was recommended to me . by someone in a writer’s group I’m in. Flynn was a pleasant surprise and a nice change in my usual reading lists.

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