I am sure a thread like this is somewhere, buried deep within AW. But I'm starting a new one.

If you had to choose one author that is your idol, one author whose work you read and wish you could only be half as good, who would it be?

For me, at the moment at least, it would be Jodi Piccult.

I've read several of her books, and each time I read a new one, I am in awe of the beauty of her words. For me, at least, she has way of making a poetry out of the novel. And her understanding of the complexity and beauty of human relationships...amazing.

Who is your writing idol?