Monday, 11 May 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Dahlia Adler - Absolutely NO-ONE is surprised that one of my favourite people on Twitter is top of the list, right? (Okay, it's in alphabetical order, but she'd be top anyway.) Ultra-knowledgeable about YA, really hilarious, and basically completely awesome.

Stephanie Burgis - So I can fanboy over Kat Stephenson's brilliance in person!

Susan Cooper - I grew up adoring her Dark Is Rising series, and was massively disappointed that I was away from London last year when she did an event here!

Katherine Locke - One of the nicest, coolest, and generally loveliest people on Twitter.

Morgan Matson - Author of several of my favourite contemporaries of the last decade or so, and someone who's been kind enough to let me interview her twice! (Check back tomorrow for the second one.)

Jon Mayhew - Consistently awesome author and folk musician!

Molli Moran - Fabulous author, wonderful person, fan of country music and Gilmore Girls, massive supporter of #WeNeedDiverseBooks - we would have SO MUCH to talk about!

Jandy Nelson - An amazing author whose two books are both outstanding, and who always seems lovely.

Jenny Nimmo - Along with the Dark Is Rising, the Snow Spider and its two sequels were favourite fantasies of mine growing up; I also loved the more recent Charlie Bone series. Not 100% convinced I'd be coherent enough to actually be able to SPEAK to either Jenny or Susan, but getting books signed would be nice.

Katherine Rundell - Author of two of my favourite MG books for a long, long time, and by all accounts one of the coolest people ever.


  1. What a great list. I definitely would love to be Stephanie Burgis as well :)

  2. <3<3<3 I was just going to jokingly lament on Twitter that I'm not on anyone's TTT and then came here and I adore you <3

  3. I met Susan Cooper once, many years ago, when she came here for a library conference, and yes, you do find yourself speechless! :-) But once, back in the pre-Internet days, I sent her a letter and got a reply. She is a writer who actually went on producing great stuff after her magnum opus was over. And STILL produces beautiful books!