Thursday, July 21, 2011

Follow Friday (72111)

Q. Name three authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

Well, I actually experienced this earlier in the year with Anna Godberson (a private volunteer's-only breakfast before Authors Unlimited!), but it wasn't what I was expecting.


One author I can definitely say off the top of my head is Laini Taylor, because a) as I said before I think that pink hair on her head is the sign of an awesome person, and b) I just love the poetic way she writes, especially in Spicy Little Curses Such as These. *sighs* India and a fairy tale. Positively gorgeous.

Okay, who else? I'd love to meet Gail Carson Levine, because Ella has always been one of my childhood heroines, and she wrote in a way that touched my brave, needy little nine-year-old heart. So yeah. Even if I just got to hug her and blurt out like three questions about her writing process, I'd be completely satisfied.

Last one...well, I might fudge it and add two more...but then I'll stop and be good, I promise! I would've loved to meet and talk with Diana Wynne Jones, but, well, there's no way I could do that anymore, unless I believed in Spiritualism (which I don't). So, probably, Meg Cabot, simply because she writes super fast and I want to know HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! and she's pretty much written a title in every genre and that's something I aspire towards.

Okay. The last two I'm not supposed to add (but really want to). Gah. Forgive me.

Ally Carter. *insert squeal* To me, Ally is the queen of kicking bottom and taking names and positive feel good about yourself girl power - which, to be honest, there is a disappointing lack of in today's YA market. I'd love to sit next to her and watch her write and hope it rubs off onto me because seriously, she is amazing.

Neil Gaiman. Let's face it, the guy is good. Really good. He's like the greatest author of the 21st century. I'd just like to hear his experiences and dream of someday getting good at what I do.


joder said...

I enjoy Meg and Neil's writing too. Great choices. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me when you get a chance.

melannie (: said...

New follower too!

Aw isn't Meg such an inspiration for all of us wannabe writers?

Oh My God! I forgot Ally Carter! I looove her books too! She's amazing, you're right she's all about women power too!

melannie (: said...

PS. LOVE your blog! and the rating system! will be checking back often! :)

Rachel said...

ELLA ENCHANTED. One of my favorite books ever. My copy is falling apart because I've read it at least thirty times. :)


Jessi said...

Great author picks!

New follower :-) Happy Friday!

Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Definitely with you on Ally Carter. I like your description of feel good girl power.
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Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there, I'm hopping through.
Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Kristin Aragon said...

Just stopping by to say hi! I am new to this Follow Friday Fun but am looking forward to finding a bunch of new exciting blogs.

New Follower


aLmYbNeNr said...

I am unfamiliar with a lot of those authors but I'm glad you got to meet some of them!

Have a fantastic weekend!

The Musings of ALMYBNENR

Danielle Gorman said...

Hi, I am a new follow just popping by to show some love. Meg Cabot seems so awesome and nice. I would love to meet her too.

Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

Sharon said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

The authors you mention are new to me, thank-you for sharing.

I am a new follower :)

My FF,

Have a nice weekend :)

Rie Conley said...

Oh, Ally Carter would be beyond amazing!

Rie @ Mission to Read

CharmaineElaine said...


I'm a new follower from Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I put more than three as well lol. I love Meg Cabot I read so many of her books as a teen.

Char @ From the Shadows I Review

Rebecca said...

Hi, New Follower:) Great picks. I had a hard time thinking of what author's with the question this week. Happy Friday.

Alyssa (Reader's Refuge) said...

New follower hopping through! I love all your picks! I chose Meg Cabot too. :)

Have a good weekend! :)

Reader's Refuge

Megan @ Book Brats said...

I love Neil Gaiman's tweeting so I think he would be an awesome choice!

Thanks for stopping by earlier! New follower :D

Book Brats!

Gee said...

Hi hi, I'm stopping by from PJ's View :) Nice pick of authors, and I love your blog! New follower, and happy Friday!

Jinny ( said...

New follower! Found on Follow Friday! :) OMG Diana Wynne Jones, she'd definitely be 4th on my list!

If you'd like to visit my own FF post, it is here:

Kristen said...

Hi, old follower stopping by! Great author choices. Happy Friday and check out my Follow Friday post on my blog!


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