Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ten Authors I REALLY Want to Meet

Ten Authors I REALLY Want to Meet
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I've been very fortunate to meet several of my favorite authors.  Last year's YALLfest in Charleston got me up close and personal with Sarah Dessen, E. Lockhart, and Stephanie Perkins.  It was an awesome weekend.  While there wasn't a lot of time to chat, all were super gracious and awesome, and I'm convinced that given time we could definitely be best friends.  Then there's Kenneth Oppel, Neal Shusterman, Libba Bray, John Green...yeah, author's are totally rock stars, and I've been fortunate to shake hands with a few.  The list of author's I REALLY want to meet, however, is always growing.  Each new book brings a new relationship, an opening of the imagination, and I would so like to sit down with the authors and pick their brain about what they've created.

Here we go.  Ten authors I REALLY want to meet.  Who is on your list?

Happy reading!

1) Maggie Stiefvater
I just heart her.  It's that simple.  I heart her amazing storytelling abilities, complicated characters, and crazy tweets.

2) Erin Morgenstern
I sometimes find myself wondering if she is as whimsical as her book.  And then I, once again, find myself wishing I was at the night circus.

3) Sarah J. Maas
Any woman who can write a kick-butt character like Celaena Sardothian deserves attention and a place on this list.

4) Daniel Handler
a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, a.k.a. the author who renewed my love of reading, a.k.a. a gentleman and excellent storyteller.  Fingers crossed on a meet since he's coming to Indy in November!

5) Ruta Sepetys
Yes, Ms. Ruta, I have questions.  I have questions about your research, your passion, and your characters.  Let's talk.

6) Rainbow Rowell
This lady is just fancy, and I want to meet her.  I said hi to her on the sidewalk in Charleston, but we're not counting that.

7) Stephan King
While I have yet to actually read a Stephen King novel, this man is absolutely mesmerizing.  I want to ask him endless questions about he got from point A to point B with his creepy imagination.

8) Brian K. Vaughan
Wasn't sure what would come out of my graphic novel binging over the last couple of years, but a love for Brian K. Vaughan's storytelling seems to be the end result.

9) Jasper Fforde
This man's imagination is WILD!  I hope every conversation with him would be equally interesting.

10) Ernest Cline
Is it weird that I just want to lounge around somewhere with Ernest Cline talking about obscure 80s references and totally geeking out over technology and games and movies and general awesomeness?

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