Terry Brooks= Terry Brooks is a well known author who has solidified his place among the great Fantasy writers of all time. he is most well known for writing the epic "Shannara" series which starts with "The Sword Of Shannara". Terry continues to write in his Shannara series.
Robert Jordan= Although not as well known or popular as other elite writers, Robert Jordan is a great author. He is most well known for his Wheel of Time Series which currently has released 9 volumes.
David Eddings= David Eddings is one of the elite writers of our genre. He is known for writing many different series' including "The Belgariad" and "The Elenium" two series which have sold over 2 million novels alone. He currently continues to write with his wife Leigh.