Authors I’d like to meet


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Authors I’d like to meet

I do become a little bit tongue tied if I meet any authors so I’m not sure meeting them would be a good idea but going along to author events and readings is a different matter and I’ve enjoyed quite a few.

Some authors I’ve been to see:

  1. Neil Gaiman
  2. Joe Abercrombie
  3. Robin Hobb
  4. Joanne Harris
  5. Ben Aaronovitch
  6. Brandon Sanderson
  7. Sarah Pinborough
  8. Joe Hill

Some authors that I would like to see:

  1. Mark Lawrence
  2. Jacqueline Carey
  3. Patricia Briggs
  4. Seanan McGuire
  5. Scott Lynch
  6. JK Rowling
  7. Adrian Tchaikovsky
  8. Lauren Beukes
  9. Kevin Hearne
  10. Cherie Priest

Some authors that I would love to see but are no longer with us:

  1. Douglas Adams
  2. JRR Tolkien
  3. Terry Pratchett
  4. Ray Bradbury
  5. Diana Wynne Jones
  6. CS Lewis
  7. AA Milne
  8. Mary Shelley
  9. Jane Austen
  10. Daphne DuMaurier

Basically – these lists could go on forever because I have so many more authors I’d love to see.


15 Responses to “Authors I’d like to meet”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    How was meeting Sarah Pinborough? She strikes me as someone who would be awesome to interact with in person 🙂 And I was lucky enough to meet Sanderson once at a con too, he’s a gentleman. And lucky, what I would give to meet Ben Aaronovitch!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Sarah P is just brilliant. I love her and want to be her best buddy – but that makes me sound all stalker(ish) so I’ll just leave that there. She does have a wicked sense of humour which really works for me. Brandon Sanderson is really patient. He was at an event in one of our book chains (Waterstones). He was so good. As you may imagine he had some very passionate fans – with a LOT of books for him to sign and he was just so calm and collected about it all.
      Ben Aaronovitch was really good – he seemed almost bemused at first – like, what am I going to say to these people and why do they care – but then he got talking about the series and his research and he was great.
      Lynn 😀

  2. waytoofantasy

    Great list! I feel like Joe Hill must be an interesting guy….
    Scott Lynch is a GoH at Balticon next year so I’m thinking about going….

    • @lynnsbooks

      I always seem to be elsewhere when all the good events take place – but can’t complain, I have seen and met a few authors and given how useless and awestruck I am it’s probably a good thing that I don’t meet authors more often!
      Lynn 😀

      • waytoofantasy

        Hah! Yes, I know exactly what you mean, I get the same way. I…um…may have actually run *away* from Anne Rice one time at a signing lol!

  3. Nadine - todaysechoes

    You’ve seen Brandon Sanderson?! Now I’m super jealous haha.
    I’d also love to see Mary Shelley. That would be such an amazing experience.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, Branderson was great. His fans are so passionate – he had a LONG line waiting for signatures and they had serious amounts of books – he must have been there all night but he was so calm about it all. Spoke to everyone, didn’t try to rush them. Really, so nice.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    If I could meet with Seanan McGuire I would pester her with a LOT of questions about the fae and Toby and how she manages to keep those wonderful character lively book after book after book… 🙂

    Tolkien… (((SIGH & SNIFFLE)))

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’d like to think I’d ask Seanan lots and lots of things but in truth I would just stand behind you and let you do all the talking – I’m a raging wimp.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Siobhan @ Novelties

    I think I’d be stunned if I could talk with Tolkien.

  6. @lynnsbooks

    Me too 😀 Perhaps he could be a ghostly visitation – sound like an idea for a book….

  7. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I love how you have split this into three different top tens. My main problem with doing this TTT topic is that many of the authors I would love to meet have sadly passed!

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