Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Ten Authors I'm Dying To Meet

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. 

1612223731.  JK Rowling   
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.   

72495222.  Jacqueline West  
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 :) 

29847480182894823.  Tara Dairman 
 Another MG favorite author.  I want to talk food, writing, about her experiences traveling around the world, she's traveled to like 74 countries.  

15724396281874.  Rick Riordan 
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.  


  1. I would LOVE to meet JK Rowling, or at least be in the audience of a reading or discussion panel with her on it.

    I have met Maggie Stiefvater- I've been to lots of her signings and ended up working at Fountain Bookstore, which Maggie kindly uses as her bookstore base and does special doodled copies for our customers. She's quite literally made of magic and awesomeness.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  2. OOOOH I love your picks! I want to meet J.K Rowling and Brandon Mull. I'm a new follower and will stop back and check out more of your blog. Love seeing other bloggers who review children's books.

    1. So nice to meet you, and thanks for the follow.

  3. Some of these are on my list too. I met Maggie at a book signing years ago. It was really a highlight of my life.

    1. Everyone who has met Maggie say she is extraordinary, just wish she would head my way :)

  4. JK Rowling has been on soooo many lists this week. :-)

  5. Great choices! I loved Anderson's Sidekicked - have you tried that one. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  6. Loved reading your choices and I have gotten to meet some of the ones on your list. :) I saw Brandon Mull at two different events (he went to school with my co-author so we got to have a great chat with him), Natalie Lloyd (so sweet- and she read a passage from A Snicker of Magic), and Rick Riordan (awesome and fun).

    I would love to meet JK Rowling or hear her speak. I hear Neil Gaiman (one of my absolute favorites) about 10 to 15 years ago and he was amazing. I would love to hear him speak again.

    Great list!

    1. So jealous, Natalie Lloyd does seem like she would be really sweet. I did watch Stephen King do a reading once and it would be fun to see him again.