I'm a big believer in coincidence. That clashing together of fate that opens your eyes to something new and walks you into an unknown world. Last year I read an article about short story writer, Pinckney Benedict, found him mentioned two days later in a blog post by Jedidiah Ayres, then found the book Jedidah mentioned at the monthly book sale. "Town Smokes" by Pinckney Benedict. If you enjoy Larry Brown, you'll love Mr. Benedict's work. He takes you deeper into that well of human despair than you've ever gone but never lets go of your hand. Don't believe me? Try this story, "Pig Helmet and the Wall of Life" http://www.fiftytwostories.com/?p=1258
So, how do you find new authors?