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Top 10 Tuesday: Authors I'm Dying To Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.

Cheers to another Tuesday (or whatever name you call it--in my friend group, we call it "Cold Monday")! If you tuned in last time, I talked about the top 10 books I want to read this Spring.

If you read that, then you'll probably recognize some of the authors on this list. This week's Top Ten Tuesday prompt was to think about authors we're dying to meet (or authors we can't believe we ever got to meet).

There are many authors I can't believe I did get the chance to meet (and share my work with, in some cases). Authors like Elizabeth Strout, Mark Doty, George Singleton, Donald Hall. There are still so many I'd love to meet. Now, honestly, I'd probably pee my pants and run away crying if I actually met any of them, but for this exercise we'll just pretend that wouldn't be the case.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are all authors who have inspired me, moved me, and driven me crazy with talent-envy. I have vivid memories with these authors, even though I've never been in the same room with them. I remember sitting at my dining room table having fun despite the days I'd spent working on my comps because I was writing them about Joyce Carol Oates. I remember walking across the bridge at USC with my nose stuck in a Kundera book because I couldn't stand to put it down. I remember the summer I spent reading one Toni Morrison book after another.

Honestly, I probably couldn't meet any of them, I'm sure I'd totally lose it.

Joyce Carol Oates

Toni Morrison

J.K. Rowling

Ellen Gilchrist

Milan Kundera

Laini Taylor

Margaret Atwood

Joss Whedon

Donna Tartt

Megan Abbott


Who are the authors you're dying to meet, and why? Or are there some you can't believe you actually did get to meet? Let me know!

Thanks again to The Broke & The Bookish for another Top Ten Tuesday.

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