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Best Paid Authors Quiz – Last week for Round Three

Forbes Magazine released a list of the top 10 highest paid authors from June 2009-June 2010 who earned a combined $270 million in the 12 months.  I’m giving you 15 authors and you need to rank the top 10 in order.  The extra 5 are just ones I added to keep it interesting.

Here are the rules… 1. Open to everyone.  This is the last week for Round Three.

2. No cheating.  No looking at other commenter answers or Googling!  Yes, we’re going by the honor system

3. Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.

Choose the top 10 best paid authors and rank them in order 1-10.   Each correct answer worth 10 points.  And no checking out the magazine!

1. James Patterson

2. Stephenie Meyer

3. Stephen King

4. Danielle Steele

5. Ken Follett

6. Dean Koontz

7. Janet Evanovich

8. John Grisham

9. Nicholas Sparks

10. JK Rowling

Dan Brown

Michael Connelly

Charlaine Harris

Kathy Reichs

Nora Roberts

Answers to last week’s quiz here.  Current Leaderboard here.

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August 31, 2010 - Posted by | Quizzes | ,

34 Comments »

  1. This is all a wild guess …

    1. James Patterson
    2. John Grisham
    3. JK Rowling
    4. Michael Connelly
    5. Dan Brown
    6. Janet Evanovich
    7. Stephen King
    8. Stephenie Meyer
    9. Nora Roberts
    10. Nicholas Sparks

    Comment by Word Lily | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • 10 points. I think this week was a little harder than I anticipated!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. This is hilarious, I just the list of the top 10 on a blog few minutes ago and now I wish I had looked more carefully, I remember most of the names, but not what order – other than for sure 1 and 10 – I was also surprised on a couple of the names

    1. James Patterson
    2. Stephenie Meyer
    3. Stephen King
    4. Dean Koontz
    5. Janet Evanovich
    6 Danielle Steele
    7. Ken Follett
    8 John Grisham
    9. Nicholas Sparks
    10. JK Rowling

    Comment by Jennifer Rayment | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • 50 points is a great score this week!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. 1 = Meyer
    2 = King
    3 = Harris
    4 = Patterson
    5 = Connelly
    6 = Rowling
    7 = Sparks
    8 = Evanovich
    9 = Koontz
    10 = Steele

    Thanks for coming up with all of these inventive quizzes. It must be challenging to create ones covering different levels of knowledge to keep give everyone a chance at some point!

    Comment by Bumble | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • You know I love you, so you know that if I could give you any points I would! And after such a nice compliment too.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. James Patterson
    Stephenie Meyer
    Nora Roberts
    Danielle Steele
    Ken Follett
    Stephen King
    Janet Evanovich
    John Grisham
    Nicholas Sparks
    JK Rowling

    Comment by pinkflipflops | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • 80 points! This may be the high score for the week. Woo Hoo :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. 1-JK Rowling
    2-James Patterson
    3-Dan Brown
    4-John Grisham
    5-Stephen King
    6- Danielle Steel
    7-Nick Sparks
    8-Janet Evanovich
    9-Nora Roberts
    10-Charlaine Harris

    Comment by Staci | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • You aren’t the only one who didn’t get any points this week. I made the scoring too hard!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  6. Wow, Stacy, this is hard! I’ll just completely guess because I can’t remember exactly when some of the recent books came out.

    1. James Patterson
    2. Nora Roberts
    3. Dan Brown
    4. JK Rowling
    5. Stephenie Meyer
    6. John Grisham
    7. Stephen King
    8. Janet Evanovich
    9. Charlaine Harris
    10. Nicholas Sparks

    What a hoot! I totally guessed and probably got each and every one wrong. I’m off to Google the actual results.

    Comment by Kay | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • 10 points! And don’t worry, that’s not the low score!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. 1. JK Rowling
    2. Stephen King
    3. Stephanie Meyer
    4. Dan Brown
    5. James Patterson
    6. Kathy Reichs
    7. Nora Roberts
    8. Danielle Steele
    9. John Grisham
    10. Charlaine Harris

    This was tough! Grreat idea.

    Comment by jennygirl | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • It was too tough, I guess. No points, but you’re in good company.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  8. 1. JK Rowling
    2. James Patterson
    3. Nora Roberts
    4. Stephen King
    5. John Grisham
    6. Dan Brown
    7. Danielle Steel
    8. Michael Connelly
    9. Dean Koontz
    10. Janet Evanovich

    Comment by Julie H. | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • Sorry, no points. Apparently I needed to have my husband take this first so I would have seen how hard it was to score!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  9. I have no idea but if it is James Patterson I will scream!

    Comment by Jenners | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • Scream loud – I want to hear it :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  10. I think 1st is JK Rowling and then Stephanie Meyer

    Comment by VioletCrush | August 31, 2010 | Reply

    • Meyer is right for 10 points :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  11. Boy this is really going to be random!
    1. J.K. Rowling
    2. James Patterson
    3. Stephen King
    4. Stephenie Meyer
    5. Dan Brown
    6. John Grisham
    7. Dean Koontz
    8. Nicholas Sparks
    9. Nora Roberts
    10. Michael Connelly

    Comment by Wrighty | September 1, 2010 | Reply

    • 10 points is pretty much the average this week :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  12. ok no idea but i m going to google and see.. Jenners is right, if it is JP I am going to faint!
    But I do remember some kind of deal he had for writing some n number of books. Can’t remember how much that deal was worth :)

    Comment by Veens | September 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Sorry about Patterson. He is a machine.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  13. I think it is
    1. James Patterson (sorry Jenners)
    2. Stephanie Meyer (those bad movies are making money)
    3. Charlaine Harris (True Blood is awesome)
    4. Janet Evanovich (love Stephanie)
    5. Ken Follett (being an O book and now with the fantastic mini-series)
    6. Stephen King (the King of Scary)
    7. John Grisham (see his books everywhere)
    8. Danielle Steel (always see her books) I’d rather it be Kathy Riechs
    9. Nora Roberts/JD Robb (she has a book or three every year)
    10. JK Rowlings (HP is a classic)

    I am sure Nicholas Sparks should go on this list, but I don’t like him, so I put my favorites on! ;o)

    Comment by Nise' | September 1, 2010 | Reply

    • 40 points is a good score this week! I’ve never actually read Nicholas Sparks and haven’t felt the need too ;)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  14. Eek! This is extremely difficult! There’s no way I can accurately rank them, so I’ll be happy if I name the 10 or even just 8. :)

    1. James Pattterson
    2. Stephenie Meyer
    3. Janet Evanovich
    4. Charlaine Harris
    5. Stephen King
    6. JK Rowling
    7. John Grisham
    8. Ken Follett
    9. Nicholas Sparks
    10. Nora Roberts

    Comment by Thoughts of Joy | September 1, 2010 | Reply

    • 30 points is a good score!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  15. I saw that article, but of course, I can’t remember anything except James Patterson was #1.

    Comment by bermudaonion | September 1, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s good enough for 10 points!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  16. I read something about James Patterson’s contract… the man is a machine!

    1. James Patterson
    2. Stephanie Meyer
    3. J. K Rowling
    4. Ken Follett
    5. Stephen King

    the rest would be wild guessing but I’ll go with

    10. Kathy Reichs :)

    Comment by Teddyree | September 2, 2010 | Reply

    • 20 points. You got the two biggies right :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | September 3, 2010 | Reply

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  18. I can not believe this list! I would have never guessed, obviously since I have no points, but it just blows my mind. WOW!

    Comment by jennygirl | September 7, 2010 | Reply


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