It's Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic is an intriguing one - authors I'd like to meet. I put some thought into this one and didn't just choose my favorite book authors (though many of them are) but ones I thought would be interesting to meet and talk with.
Here is my list of Top Ten Kids/Teen/YA Authors I'd Love to Meet:
- J.K. Rowling – she seems to be on everyone’s list! Specifically, I would like to ask her whether she now sees Daniel Radcliff in her mind when she thinks of Harry Potter or whether she still sees the character she first imagined.
- Madeleine L’Engle – my favorite childhood author.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder – another favorite from childhood, plus I’ve read biographies about her and she seems like she was such a kind, thoughtful, intelligent person.
- D.J. MacHale – loved his Pendragon series – what a great imagination!
- Orson Scott Card – he’s such an amazing writer – I’d love to talk with him about his novels and his writing.
- Suzanne Collins – our family loved both her Gregor the Overlander series and The Hunger Games series – I’d love to talk to her about all the thought-provoking issues she brings up in her books.
- Neal Schusterman – I’d like to talk to him about his ideas about the afterlife from his Everlost series.
- Kate DiCamillo – her books are so warm and clever - she seems like she'd be a wonderful person to meet.
- Dr. Seuss – I’ve seen him on lots of lists today – who wouldn’t want to meet the best children’s author ever?
- Kathryn Kenny – I don’t even know if she’s a real author or a pseudonym for a bunch of them, like Carolyn Keene, but I wanted to be Trixie Belden when I was a kid!
If you're interested in the authors of grown-up books I'd like to meet, you can check out my list at Book By Book.
Which authors would YOU like to meet?