Maggie Stiefvater, best selling author - my painting on the wall to the right :>)
......... just to encourage those collectors amongst you ;>D A photo of Maggie with my painting on the right in her new house - below it's above her desk in her old house :>)
She's a talented artist and musician, as well as still being #5 in the New York Times best sellers list, she's been in the list for 23 weeks running. Despite all this success she remains grounded and a downright nice person, a friend. The painting behind is by Nicole Caulfield - another talented friend.
Anyone who hasn't read her books - read! They may be YA fiction but they transcend the age thing like Harry Potter (- though very unlike HP).