I’ve been wracking my brain lately about maaaybe going to this workshop over the summer taught by one of my favorite authors and it got me thinking about what it’d be like to actually meet your favorite author – and if I had that opportunity, who would I want to meet?
So for today’s post, I’m challenging myself to pick the top 5 authors I’d want to meet if I could! It wasn’t easy because there’s so many I wish I could not only thank for inspiring my own writing…but also fangirl to, let’s be honest.
So without further ado, here are the 5 authors I’d love to meet!
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5 Authors I Want to Meet!
Kelley Armstrong is the amazingly talented, genre-bending writer that kept me up at night with her horror/teen series The Darkest Powers and was also the first young adult author I bought from with Bitten. I’ve always loved how she manages to blend great fiction with reality so well – from the first moment I read Bitten, I felt like it was easy to get lost in the worlds she creates because they’re so well painted for the reader and the characters are so human.l despite their otherworldly abilities. I met Kelley ONCE when I was 15 at a book signing annd I was totally silent and beet-red – so I think I need a do over xD She teaches a week long workshop every Summer at the University of Toronto annd I have to say I’m kinda really tempted to go.
I want to meet Stephen King just to ask this one question: “How do you nail it every single time!?” He’s published dozens upon dozens of horror stories, all different and unique in their own way and I’d definitely consider him one of the greatest writers out there. Thank you, Stephen King, for making sure I can never sleep thanks to your terrifyingly good stories.
I fell in love with the story of Eleanor and Park after reading Raindow’s novel and I was really floored at how despite it being a popular teen novel, so many of the passages felt like poetry just because it was that beautifully written or felt that profound. I’d love to meet Rainbow one say but until then, her sweet, relatable and hilarious daily tweets with suffice.
Jennifer L Armentraut
I wish I could meet this girl for coffee or brunch and just pick her brain about White Hot Kiss! I lovedd Layla as a character throughout all three books because she was so relatable – and of course there’s Roth 😉 I loved how Jennifer didn’t make Roth just a typical ‘bad boy’ and she made the complicated feelings between Layla and Zayn (her best guy friend since childhood) feel organic rather then how some books can make it feel quite forced. I also would love to know…Hoow didn’t she get in the genius idea to make tattoos that are actual demon pets who can jump off your skin and protect you!? Please Jennifer, lend me your imagination for like five minutes?! I want a demon pet/tattoo…
And last but certainly not least, I had to put Diana on here!! She’s so full of charm, wisdom and wit just like her characters and I adore her #dailylines on Facebook and the little quips on Twitter. She loves to teach and share what she’s learned and so of course I had to pick up the guidebook she wrote all about the Outlander series and how it came to be…I mean, she created Jaime and Claire – literally the most epic but real couple I have ever had the pleasure of reading. She got me to somehow invest in reading thousands of words of historical fiction and actually enjoy it (become addicted to it I mean) which I never saw happening until I finally picked up Outlander. Diana is a writing wizard and if I ever did meet her I think I’d just be a mess of stutters and happy tears. In fact, I feel so inspired by the characters and what they stand for that I’m actually going to be getting an Outlander themed tattoo as my next piece <3
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So there you have it!!
It was real hard to narrow it down but somehow I did 🙂 Now it’s your turn – if you had the chance to meet any author, who would you pick? Let me know in the comments down below!
Goodnight everyone, have an awesome week <3