It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this that I am a HUGE book nerd. Forserious.
I would rather read than do almost anything else. There is something about getting lost in a good story, diving into a world other than my own, getting lost in the heads of vastly different people… *sigh*
Reading is therapy to me.
Over the years, I have developed serious fangirl tendencies towards some authors. As soon as I discover they are coming out with a new book, I flail about in excitement like a crazy person.
Can you imagine how hard I would geek out if I were to actually MEET one of my favorite authors?!
Today’s Fab Five Friday post is dedicated to Authors I Would Love to Meet!
First up, Meg Cabot. Well, DUH! This gal is the reason I fell in love with young adult literature in the first place! I LOVE the various formats she uses to tell the story… Diary entries, scribbles on menus or napkins, emails, and even receipts! She is so creative and so hysterically funny, Cabot is by far one of my most favorite authors of all time!
Jennifer McGowan. Y’all, I didn’t even know this author existed until last year, but let me tell you, her historical fiction series has won me over for LIFE! This lady can write! She manages to effortlessly mesh historical facts with creative liberties in order to produce stories that have me anxious to find out what happens next.
Mercedes Lackey. This choice may be surprising. Yes, she’s my grandma’s age, and she seems kind of eccentric (one of her author photos is a picture of her with a bird perched on her shoulder), but Lackey is undoubtedly one of the most creative writers the world has ever seen. No joke. Prolific and brilliant, she manages to build entire worlds in a fascinating, whimsical, yet believable way, and yet makes it look effortless.
Penny Reid. This self-published author makes me laugh like none-other! A writer of romantic fiction (of the sexy-times variety!), Reid manages to fashion bad ass, believable, intelligent female characters that I want to jump onto the page and become friends with. This author churns out so many books a year, I’m fascinated with how she does it! I’d love to sit down and have a beer with her… I have a feeling she’d be a riot!
Stephanie Perkins. If I wasn’t such a proud ginger, I would totally dye my hair Stephanie Perkins pink. This lady is awesome! Her stories are heartwarming/heart wrenching, and truly transport the reader back in time to their high school self. That being said, her books are perfect for readers at any stage in life, becomes her themes- love, identity, and tough decisions- are ones we all struggle with. It is my goal in life to one day give Stephanie Perkins a hug. Not in a creepy, stalker way, but in an “OH MY GOSH MY LITERARY IDOL JUST GAVE ME A HUG AND NOW WE’RE BESTIES” kind of way.
What about you, Chickadees? What authors are YOU dying to meet?! Share in the comments below!