1. Tamora Pierce – This first one shouldn’t be a surprise if you have read more than like 2 of my posts. TAMORA PIERCE is an amazing writer and I have been waiting literal years for her newest book to come out, this one tentatively called The Gift of Power following Numair’s journey to Tortall. Even though it does have a tentative release season, it has been pushed back a half dozen times already and there isn’t a date-date yet.
2. Sherwood Smith – This one is, again, not really a big surprise as Sherwood Smith is my other favourite author. Sure, she has about one new book per year released, but the one I’m waiting on, A Sword Named Truth (first in a series), has been in publication limbo for (again) literal years. No fault of the author as she has told me the publishing house has had the book for (again) literal years but it hasn’t been released.
3. Kristin Cashore – I really want to see what else Kristin Cashore would write but so far nothing major has come from her since the last of the Graceling trilogy was released years ago, in 2012. Though I just peeked at her blog and have seen that she is in the middle of the 6th revision of book #4!
4. Megan Whalen Turner – Her The Queen’s Thief series was excellent and up for a re-read from me. Since the publication of the last book in 2010 she doesn’t seem to have published another book, but there have been hints of a 5th book in the series. Even if a 5th one never came to light, I would be interested in knowing what else she would write.
5. Alison Croggon – She has had a few things released since her Books of Pellinor series wrapped up, but I want something more! Something that promises to be as big as her Pellinor books! Which, as a side note, is one of the first books I remember actually ordering in to the closest book store in my area (a whooping 40 minute drive away!!) and buying with my own money thanks to a recommendation by the lovely Tamora Pierce. Before that point, I only ever bought books at those old Scholastic book fairs held at your school once a year.
Honourable mentions: Hilari Bell and Jean M Auel.