It's time for our December poll and we have JUST few enough authors to do a single poll rather than a runoff. So we will start immediately and run the poll for two weeks.
This is an author poll, not a book poll. Consider the author's whole career and all the books they've written. To that point, however, since this is a young adult poll, please limit yourselves to their works of YOUNG ADULT FICTION. If they also wrote adult fiction or children's books, you should leave that out of your decision.
Everyone will get five votes (5). That's a lot of votes, but before you simply vote for your favorite five, consider that you somewhat dilute the effect of each--as there is no ranking of those five votes. So if you have a genuine favorite--or pair of favorites--it's better to use as few votes as possible.
The poll itself is on the left side at the bottom of the side menus. It is black and will be rather long.
Please don't forget that Polldaddy (the program that runs the polls and tabulates the results) will log your IP address for only a week. After that, you can vote again. Since I can't really stop people, I might as well work it into the system. Vote early! Vote often!