Here are the top 10 authors I would like to meet:
1. Stephanie Pearl McPhee, AKA The Yarn Harlot
The Yarn Harlot writes humorous essays and books about knitting. Also, her blog is one of my favorites to read. I missed meeting her that last time her book tour brought her through my area, but someday I will meet her. And I will start knitting a sock beforehand, so I can take a picture of her holding it. It's something that she always does when she meets someone famous, like when she met Commander Chris Hadfield.
2. Stephen King
First, I love his books. Second, I just finished reading On Writing and I would like to tell him how much it has affected me and talk to him more about writing (I am already using some of his advice in this post).
3. Barbara Kingsolver
I believe that I mentioned how much I love this woman's writing in a previous post. I would love to talk to her about her process.
4. Erin Morgenstern
I loved The Night Circus, although the review I wrote in the wee hours of the morning did not do it justice. I want to talk to Morgenstern about where the idea sprouted from and also how she took a NaNoWriMo book and got it published.
5. Anne Rice
I love her vampire novels. I think we could have a great chat about how silly those sparkly Twilight vampires are.
6. Maggie Stiefvater
I've only read one book so far, but I love her style and would love to chat about writing with her.
7. Isabel Allende
House of the Spirits was the first real book I read in Spanish. I went on a student exchange to Chile where Allende is from. And she has had a very interesting life. We would have tons to talk about.
8. Charlaine Harris
I love her Sookie Stackhouse books. I want to talk to her about bringing the supernatural into a normal town and into the lives of humans. Maybe we would also giggle about the sparkly vampires.
9. Oscar Wilde
I know he's dead but I just think he would be so much fun to hang out with.
10. Roald Dahl
This list could never be complete without one of my favorite childhood authors. I wish I could have met him before he passed.
What authors would you like to meet?