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Top Ten Tuesday (#91) (5/12/15) Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet


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Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

I am so blessed, in that I have been fortunate enough to meet a ton of authors.  Being a librarian, I get to attend ALA for work, and I am able to sneak down to the exhibit hall floor to meet tons of authors that are signing.  I've also been to BEA, which is an author extravaganza, and I live in a major metropolitan area, so lots of authors come here on tour, so I get to meet them at book signings.  If meeting authors is your thing, I really suggest BEA.  It's kind of rushed, so you don't get to talk to them very long, but it really gives you a chance to tell them how much you love their work, plus you get to meet a bunch of debut authors.  Even with the number of authors I've met, there are a few that I still can't wait to meet.

She doesn't really tour for her books, so I don't know when I would ever get a chance to meet her.  It makes me sad because I really adore her books.

I really love her books.  She's an author where I'm not sure why I haven't met her, I will at some point I'm sure. I just need her to come to an ALA conference and I'm set.

I don't know why I haven't met her yet.  She's one of those authors where I've read almost everything they've written, but somehow have missed meeting her.  I will try to rectify that at some point.

I had a chance to meet her in November, and I MISSED IT.  I was so upset. She was at NCTE last year, and I was late getting to the conference, and by time I got there they had cut the line off.  I really hope I do get to meet her at some point.

I've read a couple of her series now and I've really enjoyed them.  I would love to meet her and get my books signed.

I may get my chance to meet her this year.  She'll be at ALA since she won the Printz and they will have a ceremony for her.  I hope she will be doing a signing in the exhibit hall as well.  I will take a break from being in session to get a chance to meet her.

I have no excuse for not meeting her.  I had a chance last year, but I missed it. When she comes back to DC, I won't miss my chance again.  I have a stack of book by her just waiting to be signed.

This is an obvious one. I would love to hear her speak in person, and then get all my books signed.  She made readers of so many kids, it would be amazing to meet her.

He's a YA rock star. He was actually at the first ALA conference I ever went to, I was just clueless about what was going on, and I missed seeing him.

I want to meet her because she's JUDY FRICKIN' BLUME.  I mean, come on.  She's such a huge part of my childhood and teen years.  I don't know what my life would have been like without her books to help get me through some really weird times.


  1. Yay Rowling! I love Kimberly Derting! She came to my city last year, so that was cool! Hope you get to meet these authors sometime in the near future! ;)

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  2. JKR totally made the top of my list too, she's basically 'THE dream' for me :D John Green is another good one, I still need to read something by him (can you imagine?) but he seems really cool. I hope you get to meet all of these authors soon^^ x

  3. Great list!! John Green and J.K. Rowling both made my list as well. I met Lockhart at BEA last year or she would have made my list as well. I hope you have a chance to meet some of them soon.

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  4. JK Rowling was on my list too! You're so lucky to be able to go to all these things, we get quite a few authors on tour in the UK but nothing like BEA or ALA.
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  5. I'd love to meet E. Lockhart! I completely forgot to add her to my list! Great choices :)

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