Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This week's Top Ten is Ten Authors I'm Dying to Meet. The Last time I did a list like this was in 2015. I'm pretty sure it hasn't changed too much.
There is no way an author list wouldn't include JK Rowling for me. I envision having tea, talking about Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The author of one of my favorite series, The Books of Elsewhere and the YA, Dreamers Often Lie. I'd love to talk to her about the differences between writing her MG versus YA and just chat about writing in general. Plus I want to know more about her upcoming book. Curious minds want to know :)
Another MG favorite author. I want to talk food, writing, about her experiences traveling around the world, she's traveled to like 74 countries.
To talk about Mythology, his writing process, what kind of research he does, education, anything really.
5. Shelby Bach
She's alway's been very kind and nice to her fans online. Ever since her Ever Afters series ended, she hasn't been around much. Understandably of course, but I'm curious what she's been writing lately.
6. Brandon Mull
This one is for my child and to say thank you for the Fablehaven series. For Dragonwatch and the fun I know we will have reading this together.
7. Maggie Stiefvater
I'm still probably much too shy to meet her, but it would be so cool to watch her draw. I want to ask all the questions about her Ronan series of books that she is working on. And also chat about All The Crooked Saints, her "dark" book. I love the image of the two hands reaching toward each other with an owl in each. Check it out.
8. Jonathan Stroud
I want to go on a ghost hunting tour with Jonathan Stroud, talk about making stories creepy and learn more about Bartimaeus.
9. Joshua Khan
This is a new addition to the list, but I loved these two books. He did an interview recently for Cybils and it was interesting to read about his inspirations for the main character and Lily's magic. He sounds like someone who would be fascinating to talk with.
10. John David Anderson
This is also a new addition, but I would love to talk to him about capturing that MG voice and his writing in general
I tried really hard to stop at ten, but I can't forget to add Leigh Bardugo, Natalie Lloyd, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Jessica Lawson & Shannon Messenger!
So who would be on your list of authors that you're dying to meet? Feel free to leave a comment in the link.