Patrons ask us all the time: "I love books written by (fill in author name). Do you know any authors that are similar?"
There are any number of web sites that attempt to help you discover new authors, but few are as entertaining to use as literature-map.com. It's incredibly easy to use - simply type in your favorite author's name, hit enter, and watch the animated map come to life. Similar writers' names swirl into view, "orbiting" around your target author's name -- the closer they are to your target author, the more similar their writing style.