Everyone has a list of authors they would one day love to meet. Some of them are realistic, others not so much. But today I'm going full on wish list for my top ten authors that I would really love to meet.
Sarah J Maas
Books you should read: The Court of Thorns & Roses series, the Throne of Glass series
Sarah's books have meant a huge amount to me over the years. The book that's resonated the most with me has to be "A Court of Mist & Fury", so I'd mostly just like to meet her to thank her in person for everything her words have meant to me, and also to show her the tattoo I've had done that was inspired by her words.
J K Rowling
Books you should read: The Harry Potter series
J K Rowling has to be on a lot of lists today. She's touched a lot of lives, her books have meant a huge amount to a lot of people, and the chance to say that to her in person would be a dream come true.
Sarah Rees Brennan
Books you should read: The Demon's Lexicon trilogy, The Lynburn Legacy trilogy, In Other Lands
Full disclosure, technically I've already met Sarah a couple of times, but she's so awesome and fun that I would love to meet her again. Basically if we could sit down and binge watch some tv shows together that would be awesome.
Books you should read: A Thousand Perfect Notes
Anyone who follows Cait on Instagram or twitter (@paperfury get on that if you haven't already) knows how brilliantly sassy and funny she is. I loved her debut novel and I would love to sit down and talk to her about writing, books, and how she survives having book towers fall on her whilst taking pictures for bookstagram.
Books you should read: The Outlander series
These books are incredible. I love the origin story of how Diana started writing Outlander, and I'd be fascinated to just sit and talk research over a cup of tea and find out a little bit more about the mind that constructed these amazing stories.
George R R Martin
Books you should read: A Song of Ice & Fire saga
I'm just endlessly fascinated by the mind that conceived of this incredible saga. It's amazing on so many levels, and I imagine that you could easily lose several hours just talking about the series, never mind all the other things I'd love to pick his brains over.
Books you should read: The Raven Cycle, All the Crooked Saints, The Scorpio Races
Maggie's books are incredible. My love for both The Scorpio Races and The Raven Cycle will never be able to be fully articulated. But I'd love to try, and just to have the chance to hear Maggie talk about her work and her process. Following her online gives a tiny fascinating insight, and I'd love to know more.
Books you should read: The Lady Julia Grey series, The Veronica Speedwell Mysteries
Deanna's books, particularly her Lady Julia series are another that appeared out of no where for me and then smacked me round the head with how incredible they were and I developed a huge love for them. All of her books are brilliantly written, engaging right from the opening line, and populated with fascinating characters. The chance to chat with her about all of those would be a dream come true.
Books you should read: The Bridgerton series
Julia's books got me through many a tough time. Example A: my A Levels, where my mother bribed me through study with the promise of a Julia Quinn novel every time I reached a certain number of hours. They are comfort food in book form, and I'd love to chat with her about her ideas, her characters, and the wonderful world she's created.
Books you should read: The Game of Love & Death
I feel incredibly lucky that I've already had chance to chat to Martha a bit online, but there's nothing quite like sitting down with an author and talking about books, writing, and everything in between over a cup of tea.
So there you have it! Ten of my favourite authors that I would love to meet, have books signed by, hear them talk about their process, and sit and chat books, tv and everything in between.
Now it's your turn! In the comments tell me some authors you would love to meet!