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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Met & A Few I’d Like to Meet

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Hello fellow bookworms!  It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday post!

  What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.

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This week’s theme is…

March 28: Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet / Ten Authors I Can’t Believe I’ve Met  (some other “meeting authors” type spin you want to do)

Before 2016, I never attended an author/book event.  I never really knew it was a thing.  Now that I’ve attended a few events and book festivals, I’m hooked.  Over the past year, I’ve been very fortunate to meet some wonderful authors at events that were held near where I live.

Curious to see who I have met over the past year?  Keep reading to find out 🙂

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Authors I’ve Met:

» V.E. Schwab

You can read about my experience here → Book Event: V.E. Schwab’s A Conjuring of Light Book Tour

You can read my review for A Darker Shade of Magic here → Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab


» Stephen King

*Technically I didn’t MEET Stephen King, but rather sat in an audience while he talked, BUT this is most likely as good as it gets.

You can read about my experience here → Book Event: Stephen King’s End of Watch Book Tour

You can read my review for Mr. Mercedes here → Book Review: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

You can read my review for Finders Keepers here → Book Review: Finders Keepers by Stephen King


» Maggie Stiefvater

You can read about my experience here → Book Event: Books by the Banks Book Festival

You can read my reviews for The Raven Cycle here → Book Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater • Book Review: The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie StiefvaterBook Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie StiefvaterBook Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater


» Jenny Lawson

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You can read about my experience here → Book Event: Books by the Banks Book Festival

You can read my review for Furiously Happy here → Book Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson


» Christina Baker Kline

You can read about my experience here → Orphan Train Meet the Author Event – Christina Baker Kline

You can read my review of Orphan Train here → Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


» Mindy McGinnis

You can read about my experience here → Book Event: Books by the Banks Book Festival

You can read my review for The Female of the Species here → Book Review: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis


» Tiffany McDaniel

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You can read about my experience here → Book Event: Books by the Banks Book Festival

You can read my review for The Summer That Melted Everything here →Book Review: The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

You can read an interview I conducted with Tiffany here → Author Interview: Tiffany McDaniel, Author of The Summer That Melted Everything


» Brit Bennett

You can read about my experience here → Book Event: Brit Bennett, Author of The Mothers


Authors I’d Like to Meet:

*This is not an exhaustive list.  I could go on and on…. so here are a few off the top of my head.

» Neil Gaiman

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» J.K. Rowling

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*Duh

» Sara Donati/Rosina Lippi

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» Nora Roberts

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*Really I just would like to see for myself if she is indeed a human and isn’t a robot.  How can someone write so many books?!

» Diana Gabaldon

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» Laura Lane McNeal

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» Gail Carson Levine

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Which authors have you met?

Which authors would you like to meet?

Comment below and let me know 🙂

*Feel free to link to your own TTT post!
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45 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Met & A Few I’d Like to Meet”

    1. I definitely don’t take it for granted. I can’t believe some of the authors who have come near me. The farthest I’ve had to drive was 1.5 hours to see Schwab. I am going a bit further for a book festival in Kentucky. It will be a 4 hour drive, but totally worth it to see R.L. Stine, Ann Patchett, and many more.

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  1. WOW! This is awesome! I had no idea you had met so many authors; I read about these experiences, obviously, but I’ve never really paid attention and counted. I only went to my first author event a few weeks ago to see Brittany Cavallaro. It was great, and I want more! Too bad there aren’t that many in my area… I need to find people to caravan outside of the city with me, for sure.

    Hm. Who I want to meet? From your list, V.E. Schwab, Neil Gaiman, and JK Rowling, for sure. Also, Brandon Sanderson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alexie Sherman, NK Jemisin, and Rainbow Rowell. You know, just to name a few… 🙂

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    1. I’m definitely one lucky gal, that’s for sure! Yes, sometimes travel is required. Luckily, the farthest I had to drive for any of these events was an hour and 15 minutes. I will be traveling 4 hours for the SOKY book festival in a few weeks. Not too hateful. My friend and I are driving down Friday evening, getting a hotel for the night, then hitting the festival on Saturday and driving back after.
      I’ve heard Rainbow Rowell is the loveliest person ever ❤️

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  2. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again, you my friend taking awesome photos! Whereas I don’t know how or where to look when I meet authors at book events lol. I’ve enjoyed seeing your author event posts so much, they all seem so down to earth 🙌🏼 & Amanda the day you hear Uncle Gaiman is coming to town, I’m gonna need a lift 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. If Gaiman comes near me, you can bet I’ll put you up for a few days 😉 I mean, who wouldn’t want to vacation in Ohio?! 😂 Haha thanks, I credit the awesome pictures to the fact that I tell my book event buddy to make sure and take a bunch at once, so usually there is at least one good one 😉

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  3. Very cool!

    I think J.K. Rowling would just be the best. She seems very down to earth for someone who is so fabulously famous and wealthy.

    The only favorite author I’ve had the chance to meet is Jess Walter. He was so funny and gracious and humble. I treasure the book he signed (Beautiful Ruins, one of my all time favorites.)

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  4. you have met so many lovely authors! hopefully one day you get to meet all of the ones you would like to meet, I personally would LOVE to meet Kathleen Glasgow since her book impacted me so much

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  5. You have met some really amazing authors! I wanna meet Nora Roberts too. J.K>Rowling is not on my list today but it goes without saying that I wanna meet her. 🙂
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    1. I think Nora Roberts is definitely a brilliant author. I like some of her books better than others, but I can’t believe she continues to keep consistently grinding out so many good books. And that isn’t even going into the books she writes under her pen name. It’s insane.

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  6. I love that you met Jenny Lawson!! I’m so jealous!! I have met Nora Roberts a couple of times I live near her bookstore Turn the Page in Boonsboro and go to signing events there. She is real and is unbelievably nice, sweet and remembers people who come back!! Congrats on meeting some fantastic authors!!!

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      1. Hahha I would totally hog her too!! Yes she is human matter of fact I ran into her in a store before the first time met her and she was just chatting up everyone like she was abnormal human being and not some monumental author that published a bagillion books 📚. Meanwhile I was fangirling and my mom was like just say hi…. and I was all like “DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHO THAT IS???” needless to say that’s the last author signing she went to with me 😂😂

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  7. Love this! I would definitely want to meet these authors as well… Although I guess I picked the wrong country to settle down in for that. xD There aren’t many bookish events around in Argentina (especially if you what international authors/English books), but I’m keeping my fingers crossed I will be able to visit one some day. And I’ll keep my fingers crossed you will be able to visit the authors you want to meet! 🙂

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    1. It breaks my heart to see so many of my international blogger friends miss out on meeting the authors they love. I guess it’s one of those things where authors are just people too and cannot possibly visit every country… they are not made of money either, but still. I definitely don’t take my access to author events for granted.

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      1. Yeah that is completely true. I guess it’s partly my own fault for not reading more Spanish books since I have a better chance of getting to meet Latin American authors in Argentina, but I almost always end up with English books because it’s easier. xD At least I can pretend I’m at those events a little through posts like yours. 🙂

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  8. “*Really I just would like to see for myself if she is indeed a human and isn’t a robot. How can someone write so many books?!” hahaha Right? You see her books everywhere!

    i wish I had met Stephen King!

    I met Kate Morton and Dennis Lehanne, two of my faves, so Im happy ❤

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  9. You have met so many lovely authors Amanda, this is awesome, and Maggie Stiefvater, ahhhhhhhhhhh so jealous haha 🙂 I haven’t met any authors…hopefully some day, I guess where I live doesn’t help 🙂

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  10. I’m sooo happy you had the chance of meeting so many cool authors, dear Amanda! I have met a few academic Brazilian authors, but none of the ones I really care about. But I didn’t gave up on it, someday it will happen! =D

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