Stupid silly list time (Gee, thanks, y'all).
Top 15 Most Influential Writers (not in any best to least order):
Hmm, it was actually hard to reduce it to just 15.
Edgar Allen Poe
Orson Scott Card
I am honored that my scribblings have been an influence on someone else's writing. Writing is a lonely pursuit, and many times I have wondered if anyone at all was reading what I write. It is nice to know that someone is paying attention :)