Welcome to my top 10 of 2022!
Today’s post is about my ten favorite authors that were new to me this year. This was pretty hard to do because I’ve read many new authors but these below are the ones that stuck the most with me.
Grady Hendrix, author of My Best Friend’s Exorcism
New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix makes up lies and sells them to people. His novels include HORRORSTÖR about a haunted IKEA, MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, which is basically “Beaches” meets “The Exorcist”.
Megan Edwards, author of A Coin for the Ferryman
Megan Edwards is the award-winning author of FULL SERVICE BLONDE, GETTING OFF ON FRANK SINATRA, and STRINGS: A LOVE STORY. All three novels were first-place winners of Benjamin Franklin book awards in 2018.
Ali Hazelwood, author of The Love Hypothesis
Ali Hazelwood is a multi-published author—alas, of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy.
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis, author of The Letter Carrier
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis will always be a Marylander at heart—a weather-whining lover of crabs, American history, and the sea.
Mark McPherson, author of The Conquest of Foy
The youngest of three hearing children with deaf parents, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Mark discovered a love for history and historical fiction in the late-1990s while out for a walk in the English Midlands, stumbling on the location of Richard III’s death in battle in Bosworth.
Eva Leigh, author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Rakes
Eva Leigh is a USA Today romance author who has always loved romance. She writes novels chock-full of determined women and men who are here for it. She enjoys baking, spending too much time on the Internet, and listening to music from the ’80s.
Joyce Tyldesley, author of Tutankhamon — Pharaoh, Icon, Enigma
Joyce is professor of Egyptology in the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology (CAHAE), within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.
Lana Popović Harper, author of Payback’s a Witch
Lana is the New York Times bestselling author of Payback’s A Witch and the forthcoming From Bad to Cursed from Berkley Books. Writing as Lana Popovic, she is also the author of YA novels Wicked Like a Wildfire, Fierce Like a Firestorm, Blood Countess, and Poison Priestess.
Dan Franklin, author of The Eater of Gods
Dan Franklin wrote his first attempt at a horror novel when he was seven. It was terrible. He has, since, improved.
The winner of several local awards for short stories and an occasional poem, Dan Franklin lives in Maryland with his extremely understanding wife, his cosmically radiant daughter, and a socially crippling obsession with things that creep.
Damian Dibben, author of The Color Storm
Damian Dibben is an acclaimed British author whose novels have been translated into twenty-seven languages and published in over forty countries. His series The History Keepers was an international publishing phenomenon.
What do you think of my top 10? Have you read any of these authors?
I love that you added photos of the authors😁 And it’s nice to see Grady Hendrix on your list. There are so many more books of his you can read now!
I discovered Grady Hendrix last year, I think? Looking forward to reading more from him!
I’ve only read The Love Hypothesis and loved that one. I love the photos of the authors and the little quotes about them.
I have read and loved Ali Hazelwood!
Ali Hazelwood is definitely one of my favorites, as I’ve loved every book I’ve read by her so far. Lana Harper is an author I definitely want to try more of too!
I’ve enjoyed every Ali Hazelwood book so far too. Hopefully it’ll stay that way!
Always great to find new favourite authors. I don’t know any of them. Good idea to list them. I might have a look at my own reading year and see how many new authors I read.
All the best for 2023.