Talented authors leave me in head-shaking awe wondering how they do it and how it seems so perfectly effortless. And I have some I'd dearly love to meet and ask them just that...
1) Stephen (my all-time fav) KING It's not the scariness, but the people he writes that woes me everytime!
2) John (nerd's are awesome) GREEN
3) J.K. (my words expanded the world) ROWLING
4) Ann (Appalacia's golden girl!) PANCAKE
5) Alexander (good looking and living the dream) MAKSIK
6) Barbara (changing the way I look at food forever!) KINGSOLVER
7) Marilynne ( authentic voice for every character) ROBINSON
8) Maya (I have more wisdom in my pinky than most anyone) ANGELOU
9) Fannie (every word seems effortless) FLAGG
10) Markus (prince of amazing prose) ZUSAK
There are tons of others, maybe they are on your list! I'll have a look at your posts to see... So hard to choose wasn't it?? Any author is a rock star to me :)