Top Ten Tuesday: Why Aren’t We Friends Yet!?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the link to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

The topic for this week is: Top ten authors you’d like to meet…

Hmm I kinda wish this topic hadn’t come up so soon after top ten favourite authors of all time as there’s quite a bit of cross-over here, but I’ll try and mix it up a bit. For that reason I’m going to do a few authors I have met as well as those I want to meet.

Authors I’d Like to Meet

Click on the author pictures to view their Goodreads page, and book titles link to reviews or related posts.

Scarlett Thomas
authors1I’d like to pick Scarlett’s brain about the MA in Creative Writing she teaches in Kent as I’ve been toying with the idea of doing it. I just haven’t had the money. But maybe one day…being taught by one of your favourite authors has to be worth it, right?

James Frey
authors4 I would love to find out what James Frey is really like, does he live up to his controversy? What were his real intentions behind Full Fathom Five? After exchanging a few emails with him (does that count as meeting?), I’m pretty sure he’s a good guy who’s been unlucky to gain such a bad reputation, but I’d still like to grill him. πŸ˜‰

Kiera Cass
I’m mean seriously, who wouldn’t want to meet Kiera Cass?

I feel like we would BFFs, bonding over One Direction and just generally causing havoc together. It would be the best.


Derek Landy
authors9 I’d totally be all over going on a pub crawl with Derek Landy. It would be hilarious! I reckon he’d be a great drinking buddy….someone will probably tell me he doesn’t drink now and my dream will be shattered.

Patrick Ness
authors10 Patrick Ness is clearly a great human being. I think we’d get on famously.

I’d wait til we were firm friends then punch him for putting me through The Chaos Walking trilogy. But then we make up and watch some Buffy togther. Standard.

Sarah J. Maas
Speaking of Buffy, Sarah J. Maas is a huge Buffy fan apparently so I would love to talk Buffy and kick-ass leading ladies with her. She’d be a hoot, I’m sure.

Favourite Authors I’ve Met

Marcus Sedgwick
authors2 Love, love, love, love, love. I was lucky enough to meet and chat with Marcus Sedgwick at YALC last year, and he was just lovely. I’m sure he won’t mind me saying, but for some reason I thought he was gay and quite disappointed when he mentioned his wife (because y’know..fag hag queen over here), but I’m over it. He was also looking rather nice…damn that wife. Not really, I’m sure she’s lovely.

Holly Black
Holly was brilliant! I can’t even remember what we chatted about but we seemed on the same wave length. She is another one I’d love to go out drinking with. I think we’d make great friends. Where are you Holly, let’s go vampire hunting together?

S.J Watson
I met S.J Watson after a talk he did with Rachel Joyce at the Ham & High Literature Festival a few years ago. It was just after Before I go to Sleep was released and I hadn’t read at the time but he gave a great talk about writing from a female perspective. He was really sweet.

Looking forward to seeing who everyone else has chosen and why. Feel free to leave your link.

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Why Aren’t We Friends Yet!?”

    1. I’m pretty sure I can guess what event you mean! πŸ™‚ And he’s talked about it on Twitter before…it cracked me up!

  1. I have to say that I’m a follower of the “never meet your heroes” viewpoint, I’m not going to name names but there’s one author in particular who I followed on Twitter and decided I didn’t like much as a person and it’s coloured my view of their books now 😦 Having said that Stephen King seems like he’d be fun.

  2. Ohhh – interesting pick with Frey! What do you make of the book packaging scandal? And how did the emails come about? (I’m nosy!) πŸ˜€ R x

    1. I kind of don’t really care. I only ever read it as fiction and was unaware of the whole thing until afterwards. It’s a beautiful book that has helped and inspired a lot of people, I think that matters over whether any of it is true or not, or whether it was a conscious decision to lie about whether it was true or not….I’m also under the impression it was just marketed badly.

      1. I agree that if the book is a good read and has helped people, that’s important, but I do have a problem with Frey pretending it was his life story when it was false. I think this showed it best to me – It wasn’t that it was marketed badly, so much as Frey wanted people to believe it was true. As Oprah says, just write a novel. The book packaging thing kind of irks me too though. R x

  3. I follow Patrick Ness and Holly Black on Twitter and judging from their tweets, it does seem like it would be fun to meet them in person.

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