10 most controversial authors (in recent memory)

It takes courage to be a published author. On the one hand, your book might not succeed. On the other hand – it might. And for some writers, that's exactly where the trouble begins. Charges of plagiarism, indecency, inaccuracy, or just plain bad writing begin to fly once a book gets popular enough and for some authors it's hard to ever climb out from under the mud pile again. Whether or not they deserve it, here are 10 writers who have had some major stones thrown in their direction in recent years. 

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1. Stephenie Meyer

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She commands the allegiance of a legion of tweenage "Twi-hards." Her "Twilight" books with their stories of vampire romance have sold millions of copies. The movie adaptations of her books have earned almost $3 billion. And yet, there is a hardcore group of disdainers out there, Stephen King being one of them: "[J.K.] Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good."

Smosh.com also posted seven hints that Robert Pattinson hates "Twilight". Take a look if you don't believe me. 

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