Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Really Want to Meet (Besides Kevin Hearne)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books That I Would Really Like to Meet

1. Kevin Hearne
Author of The Iron Druid Chornicles

I fangirl for him so hard, that I'm surprised that he hasn't put a restraining order against me. Well, maybe if I COULD ACTUALLY MAKE IT TO A DAMNED SIGNING (!!!) he would. *sigh* The closest he's came to me is Dallas, but something always comes up. One day, I'll make it, and I'm sure there will be millions of people in line because he's so awesome.

Sad Kayla is sad.

2. Neil Gaiman
Author of Coraline, Neverwhere, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, American Gods, Sandman and many more terrific books

I loved Good Omens first out of all of his books, but I think The Ocean at the End of the Lane is the only one that I've read that I didn't love. I also love love love The Doctor's Wife, the episode of Doctor Who that he wrote. (I didn't care for Nightmare in Silver as much, but it's probably because I hate Clara.) Anywho, he's a handsome man who writes good stuff.

3. Charlaine Harris
Author of the Midnight, Texas, Sookie Stackhouse, and Aurora Teagarden series

Honestly, I haven't read a book by Charlaine Harris that I didn't enjoy on some level, though I hated Vampire Bill from the Sookie series with a passion that is holy. I've missed meeting her and/or going to signings several times over, and I would love to have drinks with this lady. With her wicked sense of humor, I'm sure she would make me pee on myself.

4. Piers Anthony
Author of the Xanth series

I don't read Anthony's books anymore, but he is a childhood idol of mine. I don't think I read another author or book that wasn't assigned to me besides his from the time I was nine until I was fifteen or sixteen. My mom would take the books and hide them from me just so I would have to read something else. The book that I've read more than any other would probably be Demon's Don't Dream because I wanted to go to Xanth so badly that I sometimes believed that I could. I guess I did, in a way, every time I picked up one of the books. Also, Magician Humphrey will always be my favorite.

5. Jay Kristoff
Author of the The Lotus War trilogy and coauthor of The Illuminae Files

He is absolutely hilarious to follow and interact with on social media. I don't get on the Twitter much, but when I do, I usually laugh at him. I will also punch him really hard for making me ugly cry in Stormdancer and multiple times in Endsinger. Since I'm short and he's insanely tall, I can probably bust a kneecap.

6. Lauren DeStefano
Author of the The Chemical Garden trilogy and the Internment Chronicles

I've only read two of her books, Wither and Perfect Ruin, and I enjoyed them quite a bit. What I love most is following her on Facebook. I am not sure why I would like to meet her so much because I'm pretty shy, and she describes herself as an introvert. Awkwardness would abound.

7. John Marco
Author of the The Bronze Knight series

After being on the blog tour for The Forever Knight a few years ago, John and I started following each other on social media. We don't talk often, but he is a super nice dude.

8. Keith Donohue
Author of the The Stolen Child and The Boy Who Drew Monsters

I long time ago, before I even knew what a book blog was, I sent Keith Donohue an email thanking him for writing a fairy tale for grown-ups. In turn, he thanked me for being a fan and sent me a signed first edition of his book. I'm not exaggerating at all when I say it's one of my most prized possessions. When my house was within range of a wildfire, my copy of The Stolen Child was taken to safety right along with the family pictures and financial documents.

9. Jacqueline Carey
Author of the Kushiel and Agents of Hel series

If you would have told me several years ago that I would have liked an erotic fantasy series, I would have laughed in your face. That being said, the Kushiel books are some of my favorites. I would like to meet Ms. Carey for no other reason than to thank her for opening my mind.

10. George R.R. Martin
Author of the Song of Ice and Fire series

Not that it would do any good, but I'd pester the heck out of him about when book six was going to come out!

He'd probably kill Tyrion for that...

Which authors would you love to meet?


  1. Not familiar with these authors but I hope you meet them one day. :)
    Top Ten Tuesday

    1. Me, too! I would be thrilled to just meet one of them!

  2. I think if I were to meet Mr. Martin, I may actually smack him. Then kiss him. Then smack him again. :)

    1. I'd want to beg for him to spare Tyrion, but I know that would likely result in his death. I don't know what I'd say besides "thank you". The audiobooks are all over 40 hours long, and it makes for good times in the car.


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