Top Ten Tuesday: Authors We Would Love to Meet


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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 Authors We Would Love to Meet

See our 2015 list of the same topic! Some have changed; some have stayed! 🙂


I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have met some of my favorite authors. I highly recommend the NCTE conference and ALAN Workshop to people who want to meet their author rockstars. If you want to enjoy a glass of wine with them, definitely attend the ALAN Workshop! Here are the authors I haven’t met and would love to meet someday.

1. Kevin Brooks

I absolutely love Kevin Brooks’ books. I would love to have him at NCTE, but I think England is a bit far for him to travel.

2. R. J. Palacio

I simply adore her books and would love to meet her! Wonder had a powerful impact on my life.

3. Sandra Cisneros

It would be so lovely to meet this woman. The House on Mango Street is one of my favorite books of all time.

4. Josh Funk

Josh is an incredible (online) friend. Someday, we will meet in person. Josh, I just read your book to Henry tonight! We had a nice talk about some of the foods he doesn’t know very well.

5. John Steinbeck

Ah, I know it is cheating to put him on this list. But if I could go back in time, I would absolutely love to meet this man. He’s my idol.


I didn’t know we were time traveling! 🙂 That would make this list even longer!

1. J.K. Rowling

Because she is J.K. Freaking Rowling!

2. Mo Willems

I saw Mo Willems once from afar at NCTE, but I missed his signing. I think his picture books are brilliant and so does Trent.

3. Gene Luen Yang

I loved Yang’s work before I knew as much about him as I do now. With him becoming the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, I’ve been able to see what is near and dear to his heart, and I think things like the “Reading Without Borders” challenge is brilliant, admirable, and important.

4. Kristin Levine

I am just in love with Lions of Little Rock, and I would love to tell Kristin that.

5. Deborah Wiles

Like Kristin, Deborah Wiles’s historical fiction just touches my heart in a way that is hard to explain. The one ALAN I missed, Deborah attended, so I need to remedy missing her!

Which authors would you love to meet?

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