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Top Ten Tuesday - Authors I'd Love To Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.  It has since moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Authors I'd Love To Meet
I love this question.  It's like that idea of who would you invite to dinner, if you could.  So while this probably means authors who are alive, I'm throwing in a few deceased authors too.  Because if this is my wish list, these would be the ones on it.

Let's start with the deceased authors first.

Emily Dickinson - Her poetry was the reason I got into writing.  The way she crafts language is beautiful and heartbreaking.  I would love to meet her, of course she being a recluse, I don't know if she'd be thrilled to meet me.

William Shakespeare - I couldn't claim to have an English Literature degree if I didn't include my main man Will.  He is responsible for some many words in the English language (take a linguistics class, it's very interesting) and again his command of language is amazing.

Now for the still alive folks.

Tamora Pierce - She is the one author that I would do almost anything to meet.  She is my idol for fantasy writing.  She was the first author that I binge read her books; I have every single one of them, all wishing for her signature inside.  I love her, and if you haven't read her books, then you are missing out big time.  I recommend starting with Alanna: The First Adventure!

J.K. Rowling - I think this one is pretty obvious.  I fell in love with a boy named Harry when I was 11 years old, and I haven't fallen out of love yet.  While I know there's been some problematic things happening lately, I can never forget the joy she has brought with Harry and his friends.  I am a life-long Hufflepuff, so just to be able to pick her brain would be a real treat!
Laurell K. Hamilton - So Laurell writes adult supernatural fiction, like ADULT adult.  But I first read the 3rd book in her Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, The Laughing Corpse, when I was in 9th grade. Yes, completely out of order, completely inappropriate, completely hooked.  If you're looking for a series about vampires, shapeshifters, and sex, whelp here you go.  I am personally partial to her Merry Gentry series (which is set in the same world), as it's about the Fae.  I'm all about sexy, sexy fae.  My go-to feel good (no pun intended) books.

Susin Nielsen - A new to me author this year, I read her book Optimists Die First in January, and loved her writing.  I quickly devoured her other books, and she is now an auto-buy author for me.  She handles family, grief, mental illness, suicide, friendship, divorce, and much more with exquisite depth and nuance.  I feel like I am a part of her characters lives, and whether the book is Young Adult or Middle Grade, it is perfect.  She is a contemporary author that you need to read!

Marissa Meyer - If you're looking for a fantastic fairy-tale re-imagined series, then look no further than Marissa's The Luner Chronicles.  She takes Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White and mixes them with sci-fi.  The end result is excellent!  She also has other amazing books, one that remixes Alice in Wonderland and then a superhero series that's presented with a twist.  Everything is so good, so she's a definite to meet author.

Seanan McGuire - I had never read a book by Seanan before this year, and, boy, have I been missing out.  I will say that I've only read her Wayward Children series, but, man, oh man, what a series it is!  This is such a beautiful and haunting fantasy series.  A series that I never want to end, I want to ask so many questions about her thoughts on the development of fantasy worlds/tropes.

Becky Albertalli - So you've probably heard of Becky because of Love, Simon, the movie based on her book Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.  Which I loved, but the book that really sealed the deal was The Upside of Unrequited. I am Molly, the main character.  I connected so hard to this book, and it does have a connection with the Simon universe, which was fun.  But yeah, contemporary romantic humor is Becky's thing.

Courtney Summers - If you want dark, intense contemporary stop here because Courtney dishes it hard.  From rape to murder to abuse, Courtney tackles the hard to digest subjects and doesn't shy away from the raw reality.  If I had to choose one book to start you off, it would be Sadie, her newest book.  It is amazing, and a book not to be missed!

So there's my list of all the authors I want to meet.  But more than meet them, I want to have a conversation with them.  Also, I find it interesting that this list is 90% women, which was not intentional, but definitely shows the mindset I am in right now with all the crap going on in this country against women. 

Who are your must-meet authors, living or dead?  Let me know!  Maybe I'll meet some new favorites!

1 comment:

  1. J.K Rowling was on my list too (and probably many people's lists). I've actually just started reading Courtney Summer's new book Sadie, and I love how she's structured it so she might end up on a future version of the 10 author's I'd like to meet list.



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