Jane Austen and John Greene.
Neil Gaiman is 1, followed closely by Charles deLint in second.
Stephen King is a very rich writer, literally and figuratively, lol....I mean, he puts so much humor, and details and back story into his books that I really stay with him, even if I am tempted to look at the back(o.k.....usually)....he is great enough for me to go back and really read the story. I LOVE HIM....rich crazy possessed writer that he is. He is awesome!!!
"Sometimes being a ***** is all a woman has to hang onto," Deloris Clayborne....read it a couple of ties and saw the movie....twice also. LOVE THAT LINE, haha...although I am the opposite of a B word....there ARE other things to hang onto:P