I've told a number of people (including other writers) that Ed McBain is my all-time favorite writer. Most people are shocked. Some people don't know who he is. I have a couple of theories about these reactions:
- Many people assume that a woman's favorite author will be a woman and a man's favorite author will be a man - guess I busted that theory; and
- He had a strong, powerful, graphic voice that many people assume a woman wouldn't like.
Can you think of any authors like that? If so, who are they and what is it about them that grabs you?