The great Stephen King.... He's the first author who got me hooked into reading in the first place. He's a master of storytelling; he created characters who you could really really love (or hate). His books always tell stories of common (read: real) people like you and me dealing with extraordinary circumstances, and it makes it easier to relate to these people and care about what happens to them. He can sends a chill to your bone like no other authors can. Well, he's a master of horror isn't he?