Every Year, Jackie at Literary Escapism hosts a New Author Challenge, the spirit of which I like very much. However, I'm not very meticulous about posting links etc. so I often don't sign up for the challenge formally. But I think it's worth talking about -- it's very easy to stay in that circle of known authors, especially with everyone writing series these days. Sometimes it helps to have a nudge to try someone new. So I fell pretty short of the challenge goal of 50, but here's my round-up. I'm sure there are a few I've missed, as I'm also not especially meticulous about documenting what I've read unless I also happen to review it. (I read lots and lots of books that I don't review).
In no particular order:
Vicky Pettersson - no reviews yet but really liking the Zodiac series
Devon Monk* - wait, really? no reviews on this one either? love, love loving it
Charles de Lint
N. K. Jemisin
*The starred authors are ones I was inspired to try by Jackie's various "mini-challenges" that she held throughout 2010. I find it much easier to commit to a monthly theme than a whole year-long goal!