Before mangas I was obsessed with books - and still am though now it's a shared books/mangas obsession. I started with shoujo, especially gender bender and fighting girls stories, but I ended up with yaoi.
Favourite shoujo mangakas: Motomi Kyousuke, Seino Shizuru
Favourite yaoi mangakas are Miyamoto Kano, Honjou Rie, Sadahiro Mika, Yoneda Kou.
Favourite authors: Emily Gee, GRR Martin, Sarah Monette, Gillian Bradshaw, Judith Merkle Riley, Jim Butcher, Laurell K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Ginn Hale