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: Top Ten Authors We’d Love to Meet
[beyond those we’ve already met]
We are very fortunate to have met some of our favorite authors at the NCTE convention and the ALAN Workshop. The ALAN Cocktail Reception allows members to sip wine as they chat with the authors! But these lists include authors we haven’t had the chance to meet personally.
1. Kevin Brooks
This man’s work is incredible. Every year, I cross my fingers that he will be at the ALAN Workshop. I suspect this is because he lives in a different country.
2. Harper Lee
This is an obvious choice. She is one of the most intriguing authors in history (IMO).
3. Jennifer Niven
After reading her book (following the last ALAN Workshop), I am hoping to meet her! I am crossing my fingers she is at the next ALAN Workshop.
4. Elizabeth Wein
She must be a genius. Her work is so complex, I would be nervous to talk to her!
5. Geneva Gay
I greatly respect her work about culturally responsive teaching. She is a professional role model for me.
I have been so lucky to meet most of the people on my “author bucket list,” but here are some authors I still cannot wait to meet!
1. Patrick Ness
After reading the Chaos Walking series and A Monster Calls, I have been fascinated with Ness’s work and would love to meet him.
2. Rick Riordan
Um, he wrote Percy Jackson!!
3. Doug TenNapel
Doug TenNapel’s graphic novels are some of my favorite because of how unique they are. I would love to meet the man who made them.
4. Neil Gaiman
I don’t think I have to explain this one. He is a genius.
5. Mo Willems
I love Mo Willems’s picture books, and would love to have him sign my Elephant & Piggie books!
Which authors would you love to meet?