is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Tuesday's theme is...
I've been very lucky to live near a big city--Seattle--that gets a pretty good number of authors for signings. Over the years I've had the chance to meet quite a few authors: Stephenie Meyer, Sarah J. Maas, Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman, Maggie Stiefvater, Robin LaFevers, Marissa Meyer, Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs, Veronica Roth, Lucy Christopher, Cassandra Clare, and so on. But there are still those few--okay, a LOT of--authors who I still haven't had the chance to meet and get my books signed, and I hope that SOMEBODY sees this post and says "Get so-and-so author to Seattle ASAP!" So here are a little more than ten authors (okay, fifteen, because it's 2015) who I REALLY, REALLY want to meet (I'm not going to mention Suzanne Collins because duh). This is in no particular order except for the first author, who's my number one must-meet oh-my-gosh-I'd-freak-out priority.
I have three copies of Eleanor & Park and four copies of Fangirl and still have more to get, and I would totally fangirl if I met her, pun intended.
She was HEREEE last year and I didn't get to go because of car troubles, WOE IS ME and my unsigned Selection books.
My End of Days ARC is signed thanks to a friend who was borrowing it when Susan was in her area, but I haven't met Susan and I want to gush over her books to her. Please visit Seattle. But leave your angel apocalypse at home because we don't want that.
If this tweets and the overall fucked-up-ness of his Gone series mean anything, then seeing him in-person would be wildly entertaining.
I recently met the amazingness that is her The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy and I NEED to get my books signed and tell her how much I love her books.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I'm OBSESSED with The Naturals and Killer Instinct that I just can't even and I absolutely must meet the mastermind behind them.
Let me give you the bill for all the Kleenex your freaking book required.
Jodi Lynn Anderson
I can't even with how amazing Tiger Lily was I JUST CAN'T.
Seriously, who the hell is behind the INSANITY that is the Mara Dyer trilogy?
I love love love How to Love and maybe I own a FEW copies and I need to get them signed OKAY.
I freaking adored The Rules for Disappearing and that series is fantastic and Ashley has always been so nice, so she needs to get on up to Seattle already.
(And now some middle grade authors, because I love their books, they create the best shipping, and they're the nicest.)
I was supposed to meet Heidi last year (she's one of the nicest) but it was the season of car troubles so INSERT SAD EYE-PATCHED SMILEY FACE HERE.
Jess writes books set at a ZOO and she was a ZOOKEEPER so Jess, please come to Seattle and sign my books and tell me about the rest of the series, please and thank you.
Which authors do you really, really want to meet?