I thought since we all have a shared love for the works of Stephen King, you guys would be the very best to ask this question of. Who are some of your other favorite authors? I love to read and I'm always looking for new titles / authors.
On a side note, my favorite SK books are (in no particular order) IT, The Wastelands, Insomnia, Just After Sunset, Duma Key, Black House & The Talisman, The Wind Through The Keyhole (ah hell all the DT books I give up) and 11/22/63. Really the only one I didn't care for was Lisey's Story.
I also enjoyed the Harry Potter series, The Wheel of Time series, The Inheritance "trilogy" (Eragon - yeah I know but I liked them!) Wicked, Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird etc.