May 12, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (131)

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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.

Rachel Caine
I am hopelessly, immortaly in love with her Morganville Vampires series so I have to meet her. Though that may be a horrible idea because visiting in Seattle may break her fingers. I believe I have at least thirty books with her name on them, and I'm getting more.

Rainbow Rowell
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.

Kiera Cass
She was HEREEE last year and I didn't get to go because of car troubles, WOE IS ME and my unsigned Selection books.

Susan Ee
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.

Michael Grant
If this tweets and the overall fucked-up-ness of his Gone series mean anything, then seeing him in-person would be wildly entertaining.

Rae Carson
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.

Elizabeth Wein
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.

Michelle Hodkin
Seriously, who the hell is behind the INSANITY that is the Mara Dyer trilogy?

Katie Cotugno
I love love love How to Love and maybe I own a FEW copies and I need to get them signed OKAY.

Ashley Elston
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.)

Heidi Schulz
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 Keating
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.

K.E. Ormsbee
I adored K.E.'s debut The Water and the Wild and I've talked to her on Twitter and again, Middle Grade authors are the nicest (and if you she's ever here for a signing I'm going to make her spoil what happens in the rest of the series because I HAVE A SHIP).

Which authors do you really, really want to meet?


  1. I hadn't thought of Elizabeth Wein, but I love Code Name Verity!

  2. I didn't have any of your authors on my list, but some of the authors that you've met, are on my list as ones I want to meet. I really want to meet Sarah J Maas and Maggie Stiefvater. Living in the UK sucks sometimes, because not many of my favourite authors come here, and I am usually busy when they are!
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  3. I am so with you on Rainbow Rowell!!!! Love her - Great list!

  4. Love your choices, such an awesome selection of authors. It was so hard this week to narrow it down to ten and I ended up missing off a lot of favourites!
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  5. Great List!!! I would so want to meet Michelle Hodkin. For one, she has a pretty cool first name :) But no, the Mara Dyer series was super addicting and I'd love to have a signed copy. Oh and Rainbow Rowell. I was so close to meeting her last year at BEA. Like 3 people back too far in line to get a ticket :( Maybe this year it will happen!! I met and saw Elizabeth Wein talk this past year.... she's so cool... and smart and nerdy. Love her!!

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  6. Jess Keating sounds amazing! ZOOKEEPER!

  7. Rainbow Rowell was the first author I met and she was the sweetest. And Kiera Cass...oh I made a fool of myself when I met her last year but I had to tell her that her series ruined my life. :-D

  8. Haha, this is a great list! I saw Rainbow Rowell at ALAN this year and she was lovely. (I wouldn't mind hearing her speak again, especially if she were going to speak about Carry On.)

    Wish I'd added Elizabeth Wein to my list. I bet she'd be totally fascinating to meet.

  9. It would be so cool to meet Rachel Caine! I still need to finish the Morganville Vampires.

    Lizzie @

  10. Kiera Cass looks like a totally awesome person!
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  11. I almost put Rainbow Rowell on my list but I seemed to have favoured deceased authors on mine haha!
    Great list :)
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  12. Great list. I’d love to meet Rainbow Rowell. She’s one of my favorite authors.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  13. What a great list! You are sooooo lucky to live somewhere authors actually come. Not too many make their way to Montana and those that do stick to the big cities which, sadly, I do not live in.


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