Top Ten Tuesday- Authors I Would Love To Meet

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This week’s topic is authors you would die to meet. I don’t think there is really anyone I would die to meet, but there are a ton of authors I would love to meet! 


1. Elizabeth Peters – I love, love, love her Amelia Peabody books, and have been enjoying them for years. And years.  I also love her gothic romances, both written until Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels. She just rocks and her characters are so intelligent and well-spoken.

2. Elizabeth Mansfield – I cried when I learned about the death of Elizabeth Mansfield.  I love her regency romances, and I think hers were the first I ever read. I love the humor and the bantering, and I so need to fill in the holes in my collection of her books.

3. Octavia E Butler – Here is another author whose death brought me to tears.  I love her intelligent stories, and her protagonists are smart and clever.  Mind of My Mind is still a favorite book, even after reading it four times.  The sci-fi world is much poorer with her passing.

4. Sheri S Tepper – Tepper hooked me with her fantasy novels, including King’s Blood Four and The Awakeners: Northshore/Southshore.  It was Grass, though, that catapulted her to my auto purchase list.  I am sadly behind on her newest works, and must make an effort to catch up on them!

5. Jennifer Crusie – I still remember reading Crazy For You.  I was in Jamaica, and once I started the book, all I wanted to do was sit under an umbrella and read it.  I have had fun taking a tour through her older category romances and more recent novels, and would love to spend an afternoon chatting with her.  She has got to be a very funny lady!

6. Alyxandra Harvey – I love the Drake Chronicles, and Haunting Violet was a winner, too!  I would love to ask Alyxandra more about her Drake brothers.  I love these guys, and think she is doing a great job giving each of them their moment in the spotlight. I can hardly wait for the next one.

7. Ally Carter – I’ve only read The Heist Society so far, but Ally Carter’s snappy prose made me a huge fan.  Teenage art thieves?  I would love to ask her how she came up with her fun characters and the suspenseful situations she puts them in.

8. Suzanne Collins – I am just now reading The Hunger Games trilogy, and I have to say, these books are wonderfully written, engrossing, and slightly frightening.  Could her vision of the future become a reality?  I really, really hope not, but there are parts of her world that seem a bit too familiar.

9. Patricia McKillip – The Forgotten Beasts of Eld is another novel that has only gotten better with several re-reads.  I love Patricia McKillip’s writing style.  Once I sit down with one of her books, it’s all over.  I get lost in her fantasy worlds, and it’s hard to leave them when I reach the end of her books!

10. Diana Wynne Jones – She taught me that middle grade books are cool.  Her fantasy worlds are so much fun to dive into, and she is another author I have enjoyed for years.  And, yes, you guessed it.  I was very upset to learn of her passing as well.  Her books did more than entertain – they gave me and my brother something to talk about, and new way to connect, and we both still talk about Archer’s Goon with a great deal of affection.

Who are some authors you would love to meet?

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday- Authors I Would Love To Meet

  • July 12, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Suzanne Collins and Ally Carter made my list too. 🙂

    At first, with the first two authors being Elizabeth …, I thought you might be doing a list of Elizabeth authors you’d like to meet.

  • July 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I didn’t know that Octavia E Butler had died!! My grandmother introduced me to her books a few years ago… that’s a shame. Her writing is excellent. Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle is one of my favorite books– and I love the animated movie as well. Great list. 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Hmm I’d love to meet Jackson Pearce, Maggie Steifvater, Svetlana Chmakova I would definitely LOVE to meet ^_^ as well as Madeleine Rosca and Sophie Kinsella I think 🙂

    And J.K Rowling just to ask her if she could give me a hint on what story she is working on now 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 at 10:57 am

    @Jenni – LOL – Maybe I should I have dispersed them throughout the list 🙂

    @Kat – yes, unfortunately, she did. She was young, too! 58!! So very, very sad.

    @Sandy – Oh! I would love to meet Svetlana, too!! I think she would be so nice!

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