Hi! I'm an attorney by day, writer of YA (contemporary and horror mostly!) by night. I'm both a cat and dog person and I've never met an Oreo flavor I didn't like.
Oh, man. So many...in YA, Tiffany R. Jackson (Allegedly, Monday's Not Coming), Elana K. Arnold (What Girls are Made Of, Damsel), Stephanie Kuehn (Charm and Strange, Delicate Monsters), Louise O'Neil (Asking for It, Always Ever Yours). In Adult...anything by John Connolly.
"Skip the poetry and get to the point" (yes, it's from a children's book, but it's always struck me as excellent writing advice!)