Jul 12, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Authors I Would Die to Meet

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this feature includes random weekly top tens. This week's list is - Authors I would DIE to meet (living or dead). Stef is up first this week! She compiled a great list of authors, so check out her list, in no particular order!!

1. George RR Martin. His imagery and the depth of the world of the Seven Kingdoms is amazing... and I'd love to be able to say I had a chat with this brilliant man, who is fearless in his writing and doesn't care if your delicate sensibilities are offended.

2. Ayn Rand. Both Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead changed me forever. I'd love to have a philosophical discussion with her.

3. J.K. Rowling. She freakin' wrote Harry Potter! That's solid enough of a reason for me!

4. Patrick Rothfuss. Mainly because HE WAS HERE and I had a FINAL and I was supposed to go and instead, my boyfriend went for me and got my book signed (the note to me is pretty good actually, lol) but I DIDN'T GET TO MEET HIM, WAAAAAH

5. David Eddings. He created Polgara, and for that, I will forever be thankful. She's one of my favorite characters ever, and the book Polgara the Sorceress is one of my top favorite books of all time.

6. Charlotte Bronte, so I can tell her that she made me believe in the depth of love.

7. Jane Austen, so I call tell her that she cemented my belief in love, and that I should settle for nothing less.

8. Tucker Max, not so that I can sleep with him, but because if he's really THAT funny... I have to see the man in action.

9. Anne Rice. She wrote Interview With the Vampire, and I've loved vampires since. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And I'm sorry they REALLY f'd up the movie for Queen of the Damned. It's a terrible shame.

10. And finally, Louisa May Alcott. For writing about some little women, and giving me a connection to my mom I'll never lose.

Thanks Stef!!!

My list is going to be a list you've all seen before from other book top tens, but that's okay! I tried to pick dead authors too. They would definitely be interesting! Anyway, here it goes, in no real order, as always:

Jane Austen
Richelle Mead
Janet Evanovich
Charlaine Harris
Nicholas Sparks
Jeaniene Frost
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Judy Blume
Kieran Scott
Meg Cabot
Jodi Picoult
Maureen Johnson

I know, I know. I couldn't stop!! Jane Austen would definitely be number one, especially out of non-living authors. These are just a small list of my favorites, and I feel like I'm probably forgetting some major heavy-hitters here.. but I would definitely love to meet these authors someday!! In other news, though.. I met Diana Gabaldon last night, so watch for the author signing post for that one! AND JA Jance is this Saturday.. I think I'll combine the two!

Anyway, leave a link with your list and I'll check it out. Thanks!


  1. Anne Rice almost made it to my list! She's awesome. But she interacts so much with her fans online anyway!
    J.K Rowling made it to my list too, and Ayn Rand - well, she did kind of have an effect on me when I first read her!
    Great list!!

  2. JK Rowling is on my list too. I also have a few dead authors that I'd love to meet.

  3. Jane Austen and Maureen Johnson are on my list too! MJ's just too darn funny on Twitter :)


  4. I had Eddings on my list too - but probably not for Polgara! She was actually one of my least favourite characters although I loved her role in the two series. Someone had to be that person!

  5. I like what you said about Jane Austen! Very cool!


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