Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I've Met

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.



2.  Richelle Mead - Many, many years ago I binged read the entire Vampire Academy series and fell in love with it.  Meeting Richelle Mead was a big moment for me.



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!



8.  Emily Giffin - It was so much fun to meet her in person. I loved hearing her talk, especially about the experience of her book being made into a movie with such incredible actors, like Kate Hudson. And yes, Emily Giffin is as stylish and beautiful in person as she appears on her book jacket or on the Internet.



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.

10 comments:

  1. That is really cool that you got to meet so many of your favorite authors. I am always tongue tied around authors I like. I never know what to say!

    I got to meet John Green, Ally Carter, Deanna Raybourn and Susanna Kearsley through library conferences and I've met some other authors through work (mostly Amish fiction writers since they like to come to my area).

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    1. Me too. I am sure I was an awkward mess for most of them. That's awesome you got to meet John Green. I would LOVE to meet him as well as Susanna Kearsley. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Two of my biggest thrills meeting authors - one was John McCain (though I know many don't agree with his politics). He autographed "Faith of My Fathers" for me. And the other was James Lovell, who autographed his book "Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13". I have seen Sarah Dessen (before I read any of her books) and Jenny Han (also before reading any of her books). Spend lots of time at Barnes. :)

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    1. That's awesome you got to meet him both of them. It's always surreal when that happens. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. So jealous that you've met Emily Giffin! I follow her on Facebook and she just seems so funny and cool!

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    1. She is very cool in real life. I follow her on Facebook as well...love her! Thanks for visiting, Angela.

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  4. Gah. I'll be a frightful mess, I think. Lol. Emily Giffin! That's awesome. :D

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    1. It definitely was. She is super cool! Thanks for visiting, Joy!

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  5. You've met some great ones, Christina!! I know what you mean--I used to go to so many signings and I just haven't had the time or energy lately since they are usually at least an hour away from me. It was always a fun experience, though. There are so many nice authors out there! :D

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    1. Yeah, it's hard when you have children to make the time to go. I was lucky that Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han weren't too far from me! There really are many nice authors though...you are right! Thanks for visiting, Becky!

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