This week's Top Ten Tuesday focuses on authors that we have met and let me tell you, I have met many, many authors in my day, but here are my top ten favorite.
1. Jenny Han - This was by far one of my favorite bookish moments ever. I had the incredible opportunity of interviewing Jenny live at a local book signing. It was hands down one of my favorite bookish moments ever. Plus, Jenny is one of the nicest authors--she's so stylish, smart, kind, and she was a pleasure to talk to.
3. Fiona Carnarvon - I actually met Lady Carnarvon when I visited Highclere Castle (also known as Downtown Abbey!) a few years ago. I panicked talking to her, because here I was meeting a ROYAL. Me, in my JCrew sweater drinking champagne at Downton Abbey making small talk with a Countess. It was surreal. I was half expecting Lady Mary to walk in and give me side eye.
4. Sara Shepard - She is one of the nicest authors around. She grew up not far from where I live and she based the setting of Pretty Little Liars on a town that I live near, so it's always fun when that happens. I enjoyed listening to her talk about her book being made into a TV show--definitely fascinating stuff.
5. Sarah Dessen - This was also a very exciting moment for me, because Sarah Dessen has been a favorite of mine for so, so many years. I actually got really nervous to meet her, but she is so down to earth and easy to talk to despite the fact that I was starstruck.
6. Jeri Smith-Ready - I loved the Shade series and thoroughly enjoyed meeting her many years ago.
7. Adele Griffin - I also met Adele many years ago as well and apparently she grew up in my area, which is also neat to meet local authors. I loved talking with her. She's so stylish and cool!
9. Melissa Marr - I loved hearing Melissa speak; she is definitely fascinating and very, very nice. I met her many years ago when she was working on the Wicked Lovely series, so it was interesting to hear where she got her ideas and what inspires her.
10. Cassandra Clare (and Holly Black!) - At the time I was a huge Mortal Instruments fan, so this was a surreal moment for me. It was also a pleasure meeting Holly Black.
And last but not least, I'm throwing it way back to PAYA Festival. Here I am with authors Cyn Balog, Jennifer Murgia, and Shelena Shorts along with Jamie from the Perpetual Page Turner.
This post has completely reminded me how much I love meeting authors and attending book signings. I wish I had more time to do so. Have you been to a book signing lately? Let me know in the comments below. This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.