I'm just a writer who wants to make it in this field so I can turn my back on my natural talents in mathematics and take an interest in this world. My preferred fields tend to be fantasy, fairy tales, and sci-fi with a touch of philosophy and I can't really help but combine them every time. I'm experimenting with different writing styles to help draw in an audience that is used to having everything provided for them and to also challenge experienced readers while leaving enough questions that the accustomed internet based reader can continue to daydream about the story long after it's done.
Idk about favorite books, but Diane Duane and J.R.R. Tolkien are some of my favorite authors. I have a tendency to love more of what I can pull of the author from their works than the works themselves.