Stephen King – Literary horror master, whose books include "Carrie" and "The Shining," has given $5,000 to Obama, $30,400 to the Democratic Party, and $18,000 to other Democratic causes.
Judy Blume – Author of "Superfudge," "Freckle Juice," and "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" has given Obama $2,500 and Elizabeth Warren $1,000 this cycle.
Jonathan Safran Foer – The "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and "Everything Is Illuminated" author gave $2,500 to Obama this year.
John Grisham – The "Time To Kill" author, who perfected the modern legal thriller en route to selling 250 million books, gave $5,000 to Students for a New American Politics, which bills itself as the nation's largest student-run PAC.
Deepak Chopra – The medical physician and best-selling writer has given Obama the $5,000 maximum and the Democratic Party $40,800 this election.
*All data courtesy of the Center for Responsive Politics. Images courtesy of The Associated Press.
Seth Cline is a reporter with U.S. News and World Report. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter.