Their love and passion for writing has driven them to greater heights. The books they have written have captured people’s hearts and while some of them are meant to entertain, others are meant to teach lessons. Not much may be known about them. Here is a look at some of the top 10 authors in the world and the best books they have written.
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10. James Patterson
This co-chair to the World book night 2013 is known for his amazing works such as NYPD Red 4. Jacky Ha-Ha and the incredible Private Paris. Holding the Guinness world record for the most number of books sold in New York, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide. He quit being a college professor in English since he wanted to dedicate most of his time to reading and writing freely. The people’s man loves donating and keeps giving back to the community in form of his books and even money. Here are the books:
9. Marcia Clark
The author of The Competition, Killer Ambition, Guilt by Association and her best seller, Blood Defense also works as a prosecutor and a TV correspondent. Her rise to fame came when she handled a murder case is a trial. She was also a daily column writer on The Daily Beast. She is also an amazing actress and appears in TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars. She holds a political science degree from the ‘university of California and also Juris Degree which she went to earn later on.
8. J.K. Rowling
The fanatics of Harry Potter would not have a peace of mind if J.K. Rowling did not make it to this list. She is the writer of the Harry Potter book series which include books such as Harry Porter Paperback Box Set, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The single Mom living in Scotland became an international sensation after she landed her first three Harry Potter books in 1999. She has now dedicated her life to charity work.
7. Robert Bryndza
Most of you either know or should have heard of the book The Girl in the Ice. Robert Bryndza, the author to this wonderful piece was born in the UK but lives in Slovakia with his gay husband. He draws motivation from himself and loves to state that the best thing about writing is that one is free to write whatever he/she would like. His web page can be found at robertbryndza.com. Other pieces he has written include Miss Wrong and Mr. Right, Lost in Crazytown and his debut book The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard.
6. Emily Bleeker
Apart from just writing, Emily has a passion in singing and this she tries to work on by learning the guitar and how to sing. Running is her hobby too. The Chicago resident has a husband and four kids for a family. Her biggest seller and hit book was When I’m Gone. Others include Aus den Trummern and L’isola dei silenzi. Her website, Bleeker Street, says much about this author and her books. It can be found through the link emilybleeker.com.
5. Lisa Scottoline
Every Fifteen Minutes, which was released just last year, may have been the book that brought her to the spotlight. The author of up to 23 novels, she tries to write at least two books each year. Other major hit books she has published include Corrupted, Keep Quiet and Betrayed. Born in Philadelphia, USA, the intriguing writer also writes a column every week for the Philadelphia inquirer. Her website can be found at scottoline.com.
4. Stephen King
Stephen King first established himself as a teacher as he tried to sharpen his writing prowess. His efforts bore fruits as his first ever novel, Carrie, was an instant success. Born in Portland, the sensational writer now has a wife and three children. Some of the books he has also written include 11/22/63, End of Watch and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. His official website can be found at stephenking.com/the_author.html.
3. Harlan Coben
Having sold over 60 million published and printed book worldwide, Harlan Coben was the first author to win the Edgar award, the Shamus Award and the Anthony Award all in his lifetime. He publishes his books in 43 different languages. The author of the popular book Fool Me Once has also published many other beautiful pieces including The Stranger, Missing You and Tell No One. His official webpage can be found at www.harlancoben.com.
2. Lee Child
Popularly known for his Jack Reacher novels, Lee Child has published amazing books such as Make Me, Night School and Killing Floor. He studied law but worked as a television presenter until he was fired. His job loss pushed him to become a writer as he thought with writing, one would be free and independent. This did not go wrong for him. Killing Floor was his first novel and it was a big success. Child’s official website can be found at www.leechild.com.
1. Michael Connelly
Most novel and book fanatics are in love with the works of Michael Connelly. Some of them confess that it is hard not to like what he does. He decided he wanted to become a writer in college and went ahead to major in Journalism and part time creative writing. His bestselling books include The Wrong Side of Goodbye, A Crossing and The Black Echo. More about him can be found in his website, www.michaelconnelly.com.
The above authors have proved to be sensational and most people admit that they can’t get enough of their works. Their success is proven by the number of books they have sold worldwide. While some of them have ventured into other different aspects of life, others still continue to publish books and their fans keep looking forward to reading their new works.