I have 4:
Francine Rivers: She has a strong annointing on her writing. I knew for sure I wanted to get married after reading Redeeming Love. I also knew for sure that God loves us no matter what we do or what is done to us.
Claudia Mair Burney: There's a reason she does what she does. Exceptional story teller, awesome love story/murder mystery plots.
Michelle McKinney Hammond: She got me through many a single year.
Tyora Moody: quiet, humble business woman...and can write a wonderful "who done it" plot.