Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten authors I really want to meet.
Okay, confession time: There are no authors who I really want to meet. I rarely go to book signings or other author events because I’m more interested in the book than in the person who wrote it. I also might have a heart attack if I had to speak to an author whose work I love. So if I had to meet some authors, these are the ones I’d risk a heart attack for:
1. J.K. Rowling: She’s going to be on everybody’s list, right? Harry Potter changed the bookish world. Who wouldn’t want to meet one of the most successful authors ever?
2. Stephen King: I’d want to thank him for existing. His books gave me my love of reading. You probably wouldn’t be looking at this blog right now if Stephen King didn’t exist.
3. Gary Paulsen: He was my favorite author when I was a kid. I still have a bunch of his books that I got in elementary school.
4. Margaret Atwood: If you read this blog regularly, you know about my love for her work. I only talk about it in every single post.
5. John Green: He does so many things in addition to writing books. I want to know how he does everything without going crazy.
6. V.E. Schwab: She’s very young to be such a successful author. I’m curious about how she got started.
7. Maureen Johnson: I follow her on Twitter. She’s . . . um . . . unusual.
8. Rainbow Rowell: I love the characters she creates. She’s one of my favorite authors.
9. Lois Lowry: She’s been writing amazing YA lit for so long that I could learn a lot from her.
10. Edgar Allan Poe: Okay, I understand that he’s dead, but I couldn’t come up with a tenth one, and how awesome would it be to meet Edgar Allan Poe? (Even if he’s a zombie who rose from the dead.)