After last week’s rather negative list, it’s nice to be back to a positive topic, and I particularly love this week’s Top Ten Authors I would love to meet, as there are so many authors that I would like to meet, my current total of authors I’ve met stands at one, Jodi Picoult last year, so I would love to be able to add more authors to that tally. I’m going to stick to living authors on this one, because if I did Top Ten Authors I’d Like To Meet, living and dead, then I would probably come out with way more than ten! This is in no particular order.
1. JK Rowling-A pretty obvious one, this one, I think if I actually met her, I would probably faint! This woman is my inspiration to write, ever since I was younger I always said that I wanted to be an author like JK Rowling, so meeting her would just be a dream come true!
2. Rick Riordan-Again, another pretty obvious one given how much I go on about Percy Jackson on this blog! I’ve wanted to meet him ever since I started reading the PJO books, but since he only ever tours the U.S. and Canada, it is unlikely to happen, since I live in the UK. Still, a girl can dream right?
3. Derek Landy-How could I not want to meet the guy who created Skulduggery Pleasant? I almost went last year, but my friend wanted to go as well, and we couldn’t find a date that he was in the UK that worked for both of us, so neither of us went. I really want to see if he’s as funny in real life as he seems in the authors notes in his books and on Twitter, and ask him how he came up with the weird and wonderful world of Skulduggery Pleasant. You never know, maybe I’ll be able to meet him when he tours to promote Demon Road, his new book. I hope so!
4. Sarah J Maas-She is one of my new favourite authors, and if her tour dates weren’t during my exam time, then I might have been able to meet her when she comes to the UK for the ACOTAR tour, but sadly it is during in my exam time, so I can’t go to any of the dates. Hopefully, when she tours for QOS I will be able to meet her. She’s a real inspiration to me, having written Throne of Glass from such a young age and I’d love to see if she has any tips for young aspiring authors like me.
5. Maggie Stiefvater-From her Twitter, the woman seems hilarious, and I’d love to see if this is the case in real life, she seems like a really cool, fun person, and I reckon meeting her would be a blast, plus I love the Raven Boys books. I don’t know if she ever tours the UK though, as I’ve never seen any UK tour dates on her website, but if she ever does, then I would love to meet her.
6. Neal Shusterman-I have become obsessed with this guy after reading The Unwind Dystology, and I can’t wait to read more of his books, so I’d really love to meet him, and find out more about the background behind the writing process of Unwind (particularly That Scene in the first book) and how the idea came about. Again, he doesn’t seem to tour in the UK (I’ve never seen any UK tour dates), but if he ever does, then I would love to meet him.
7. Sophie McKenzie-I’ve devoured so many of her books in the past year, she has such an addictive writing style, and I would just really love to meet her, as her books are pretty much auto-buys for me at this point, and I would like to meet the woman behind them. If she comes to the UK then I will definitely try to get tickets to one of her events.
8. Malorie Blackman-The Noughts and Crosses series are among my favourite books, and I’ve wanted to meet her ever since I read them, so if I ever got the chance to meet her, I would jump at it!
9. Suzanne Collins-She wrote the Hunger Games and I have those books to thank for my current obsession with dystopian fiction, so I would really love to meet her, and just tell her how much I enjoyed her books, and how they opened up a whole genre for me that I never thought of reading before.
10. Markus Zusak-I love The Book Thief so much, it’s one of my favourite books. It’s such a unique and beautiful book, and again, I would just really love to meet the man who wrote it, and ask him how came up with this amazing story, particularly the genius idea of having Death as the narrator.
I realise that most of these were on my top ten list a couple of weeks ago, but they are my favourite authors, so it’s pretty much a given that they would be on here, and I did add two new ones, but there could have been so many more authors than just these ones. Do we share any of these? Is there anyone who isn’t on my list that you think should be? Let me know, I love your comments! I will be back next week with another top ten, next week’s is a freebie, so I’ve chosen to do a list of my top ten favourite female Harry Potter characters, and look out for Wishlist Wednesday tomorrow.