Who is your favorite Author?

I love to read! But I have not done it in a while, because my book list is limited. One of my favorite Authors is Eric Jerome Dickey. He is a fabulous writer. I have never been disappointed by his work. But other than him, there are not many Authors that I am aware off. I need to expand my knowledge. Please let us know who your favorite Author is and why? Hopefully I will have a new list of books to look forward to reading. Thank you in advance if you have any suggestions.