top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten New Authors We Met at NCTE/ALAN 2017


Kellee’s list is almost identical to mine. We see so many authors at the conference, and it’s funny that the authors that I took pictures with are similar to hers. I regret working on this post after her! I am going to go with my gut and stick with the folks I planned before I saw Kellee’s list. I was going to start with Rashani Chokshi, but I will try to shift my list slightly from Kellee’s!

In no particular order:

1. Varian Johnson, Author of The Parker Inheritance and many others

2. Rick Riordan, Author of The Lightning Thief and many others

3. Julie Murphy, Author of Dumplin’ and many others

4. Angie Thomas, Author of The Hate U Give

5. Joseph Bruchac, Author of Code Talker and many others


I am so lucky to be able to meet and hang out with SO MANY authors at NCTE and ALAN. Here are a couple of authors I met for the first time (and remembered to take photos with!).

1. Rick Riordan, Author of The Lightning Thief and many others

2. Angie Thomas, Author of The Hate U Give

3. K.A. Holt, Author of House Arrest, Knockout, and Rhyme Schemer

4. Rashani Chokshi, Author of Aru Shah and the End of Time

5. Joseph Bruchac, Author of Skeleton Man and many others

What authors have you met before?

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5 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Ten New Authors We Met at NCTE/ALAN 2017

  1. Alexis says:

    Those are some great authors you met! That’s awesome!

  2. This event looks like so much fun! So many great authors in one place.

  3. Jo says:

    I am so jealous you guys got to meet Rick Riordan! I would love to, but he never travels outside the US.
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  5. So jealous that you both got to meet Angie Thomas! And I’ve never met Rick Riordan in person, but I did correspond with him a bit many years ago. I reviewed The Lightning Thief for FamilyFun magazine, and he and his wife sent me a really nice e-mail thank you and we chatted a bit. Our kids (both of us have 2 sons) were about the same ages, and Rick was a middle-school teacher who had just written his first novel and was shocked by its early success! Look at him now 🙂

    We got to meet Brian Jacques years ago – my older son was a HUGE fan (he’s read all the Redwall books at least 3 times), and Jacques came to our local Borders – what a thrill! And he was a great speaker, too, and very funny.


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