Making my Author List

Posted March 20, 2010 by Jen in Tags: , , , ,

I love Twitter. I especially love the how I can “chat” with some of my favorite authors. I’m a total fan girl and secretly *squee* inside (or not so secretly) when I get to Tweet with any one of them.

Recently, I was made aware of an opportunity that would allow me to actually meet one of my favorite authors. I’m not sure if it’s going to happen, but it got me thinking about which of these authors I’d love to meet and what we’d do together. Of course, my list was about a dozen women long, so for the sake of this post, I’ve narrowed down to four authors. And now I feel like like Ross from that episode of friends when he takes Isabella Rossellini off his “list.”

The first author I’d love to meet and hang out with is Ms. Nalini Singh. Her Psy/Changling series is in my Top 5 favorites of all time. It was the second paranormal romance series I read and I’ve re-read a few times! When I first was reading her books, I had some questions about the characters, so I emailed her. And to my surprise, she responded right away. It was so cool that a famous, busy author would take the time to write back. I want to get together for brunch or tea and discuss her travels. From her blog, it looks like she has had some amazing adventures.
Another author I’d love to meet is Ms. Lara Adrian. She was my first author “tweep,” and she gave me a #Follow Friday when I first started twitter. Her Midnight Breeds series is an auto-buy for me and it’s hot and exciting. The fun thing is that she only lives a couple hours from me! I would love to get together with her for lunch to discuss our home state. What are her favorite restaurants, where does she like to visit, what has she done since she moved here, what brought her here…
Next up is the always entertaining Ms. Larissa Ione. First of all: who wouldn’t want to meet the person who imagines such amazing males such as Shade and Wraith…. and by amazing I mean *super hot*! We have lots of fun on twitter and I would love to get together with her for dinner and a couple drinks. I remember reading that she got some of her inspiration for the Demonica Series while watching Angel. I am a huge Buffy and Angel fan and I think that is so cool. I would love to discuss where she gets her ideas, what else she imagines for her fictional world and maybe get a couple of spoilers! I would also like to learn more about her love of animals and what she does to help/protect them.
Finally, I would love to meet Ms. Meljean Brook. Those who’ve read my blog and tweet with me know that I adore her Guardian Series. Demon Moon is one of my all-time favorite books. I also have chatted a bit with her on twitter. Her blog posts are hilarious (I still laugh over her book p0rn post!) She currently resides in the Portland, OR area. I used to live in Seattle and I miss it dearly. I would love to get together on the West Coast for a cup of coffee (tea for me) and some seafood. I would love to hear her stories, how she got to where she’s at, what she’s up to. I think I would laugh a lot.
Oh, so many great women writers out there… I think I may have to make this a serial post and add in more at a later date. So, who would you love to meet? Who have you met already?

9 responses to “Making my Author List

  1. Aw…you’re awesome! I’d LOVE to meet you!

    And you used to live in Seattle? I’m from Oregon — born and raised. Left after college in Portland to join the military, but I’ve been back to the PNW to live several times. Right now, my parents live in Longview, so I get back there as often as I can to visit. I miss it!!!!!

    Anyway, I hope we get to meet!!!

  2. As a bookworm/fangirl, I have to just put it out there that Twitter & blogging are the best inventions EVER. It allows you to interact with your favorite authors (&other celebs) and find out more about their lives and books. /fangirl squeeing

    I don’t think I can limit my list to 4.

    Nora Roberts: I’ve been a NR fan since I was about …13. Ish. Maybe younger. I’m such a fan of hers that when my grandmother (who is the one who got me into reading to begin with) died, she left me all her Nora books. I love her writing, I love her characters, I just love her. (and now that I sound completely psycho…

    Megan Hart: A friend of mine loaned me “Broken” a few years ago and I literally stayed up all night to read it, finished it, and started reading again that same night. Her books make me think and a lot of the time make me cry (which, ok, not hard to do IRL, but in a book? Hard to do. I don’t cry over books). She doesn’t Tweet too often but when she does, I enjoy our little chats (however short they might be). She works hard & I appreciate that she does.

    Janet Evanovich: Her books make me laugh. Her characters are witty, the plots are sometimes a little far-fetched, but that’s what makes the books so fun.

    Emily Giffin: I am such a retard for her books. A friend loaned me “Something Blue” before either of us knew it was the sequel to “Something Borrowed” (thank God it worked as a stand-alone!). I was hooked by the first sentence and addicted by the 2nd paragraph. Both “Baby Proof” and “Love the one you’re with” made me cry like a baby. Her books yank every bit of emotion you have & that’s just amazing to me.

    Jodi Picoult: Another friend loaned book. I started “My sister’s keeper” not really knowing what it was about (the dust jacket was missing), but I was immediately drawn into the story. I have since devoured every other book she’s released and will continue to do so. Her stories are compelling and unafraid to tackle controversial & sensitive topics. And she does it beautifully.

    Emma Petersen: I met Emma when I won “Seducing St Nic” through a Twitter contest. We had a few lengthy emails wherein I thoroughly embarrassed myself by squeeing like a schoolgirl & jumping up and down in my kitchen at 6:32am & telling her about it. What can I say? It was the first book I ever won, and the excerpt on her website looked fuckawesome. We became friends on Twitter and still talk often, but I’d really love to meet her IRL one day. She & I need to take that trip to Vegas we’ve been talking about. That, or to France.

    Zoe Winters: I met Zoe through Emma (on Twitter, obviously) because Emma was tweeting random lines from one of Zoe’s stories. The lines were so good that I begged (literally) to read whatever it was she was reading. I fell in love with Zoe’s writing and hound her on a daily basis to write more. She’s an independent author, which I admire the hell out of her for. She’s smart and funny and cool. I’d love to sit down & just have a face-to-face conversation.

  3. DUDE! OMG! DUDE! I would totally be having a fan girl moment. Two of the authors you want to meet wrote you! How awesome is that. I’m happy for you buddy. By the way, love the authors you picked. 😀

  4. There are so many authors I would love to meet. One of my new favorites has to be Julie James. I love her books and style of writing. Also some authors I’ve read for ages Karen Rose, Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Tami Hoag and Karen Robards. Like you the list could go on and on so that is just a few on my “list”

  5. Una

    Totally fan girl moment, when the authors you’d love to meet respond to you blog post about them! Way cool, I’m so jealous!!

    Authors I would love to meet; It would be Nalini Singh, Larissa Ione, Lara Adrian, Patricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews. I haven’t read Ms. Brook’s series but is on my TBR list. But from her blog, she’s sounds like such a blast, I’d love to meet her!

  6. Meljean: I will do that – but I don’t think it will be anytime soon!

    Larissa: I lived in Seattle for grad school and after I got married: from 1994-2000. I LOVE IT and miss it so much. My hubby was in military out there when I met him.

    Yes: Bells, Una I am SO having fangirl joy! I emailed Bells in the middle of the night when I saw the responses! (Still smiling!)