Top Ten Authors I Would Love To Meet
I bet a lot of people can guess who’s going to appear on my list today… OK, we’ll start with the more obvious ones (for me), and then I’ll try to shake it up a bit!
1. J K Rowling – I’d need prior warning before this rendezvous, so I could reread all of the Harry Potter books, do some research, make notes, and then go to this lunch date fully prepared. I want all the secrets, all the history, all the inside scoop. Ah, this would be bliss!
2. Cassandra Clare – I was a little surprised when I realised I wanted Clare on my list. I do adore the Shadowhunter world, and have read all of The Mortal Instruments series, and have The Infernal Devices series just waiting to be binge read. How amazing would it be to have an in-depth conversation with the author about this world?… and try to find out answers on what’s to come!
3. Phillipa Gregory – I have this woman to thank for falling completely in love with this era of history. She ignited a fascination in me for all things Tudor, which subsequently led to me delving into time periods both before and after it too. We would have such wonderful conversations about the important role of females in history! I would come away with a bigger brain, I just know it.
4. Colleen Hoover – Of course my Queen would make this list! I’d invite Brandie. We’d all drink cocktails and laugh together as we tried to figure out each-others’ accents. We’d swoon over impossibly delicious men, and marvel at her originality. I’d get everything I own by her signed, and leave saying ‘y’all” for the rest of my days.
5. Sarah J Maas – I would love to meet the woman that jump-started my adoration for Fantasy and Fae. Her books just suck me into another world entirely, and I don’t ever want them to end! I’d have to get her drunk and convince her that Chaolaena is clearly meant to be!
6. Dr Kevin Dutton and Andy McNab – An unusual choice, I’m sure many of you would agree, but I recently read and reviewed The Good Psychopath’s Guide To Success – not only did I take a lot away from this book, but I love everything to do with psychology (I went through a time where I really wanted to study it at University), so I think meeting these two would be amazing.
7. Roxane Gay – How insightful, educational, informative, inspirational, liberating and hilarious do I think this meet-up would be? Very, that’s how much. I read and reviewed Bad Feminist at the start of this year, and I can’t sing the praises for that book loud enough. It should be compulsory reading for the universe.
8. Veronica Roth – Both to praise her for her bravery, and to ask why? WHY?!
9. E L James – Yes, people, you are reading this correctly. I’d love to meet E L James to ask her all those questions everyone wants to know the answer to – How does she feel about her books being so controversial? Does she agree or disagree that it’s a story of mental abuse and not a romance? Does she care considering she’s laughing all the way to the bank? How does she feel about the fact her fan fiction became a best-selling phenomenon? Does she plan to ever write anything again???
10. Jacqueline Wilson – Mostly for nostalgia. I met her once when I was about 10. I read nothing but her books when I was a kid, and I found so much comfort, knowledge and safety in her words. I learned a lot about the world from her at a young age, and would love to meet her as an adult.
Who are your Top Ten Authors You’s Love To Meet? Leave me a link to your post or let me know in the comments!