Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays: Authors I'd Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast

This weekly meme is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!  Enjoy!! :D

1.  N. D. Wilson - DUH.  FAVORITE.  This guy is witty, extremely talented in everything he does (or, at least everything I know that he does, which is speak, teach, make documentaries, film, edit, write, and I'm pretty sure there's more), and the way he brings his point across in a debate is just...epic.  Definitely my #1 choice!

2.  Catherine Fisher - this woman has one fantastic mind, and I'd like to get inside it.  Seriously, she blows  me away with her phenomenal, mind-boggling ideas.  Incarceron?  Sapphique?  Freaking fantastically crazy.  To have a conversation with this woman would be so exciting - but to have her for Thanksgiving?  Even better!

3.  Anne Perry - MAN oh MAN.  When I ever need advice on character depth and development and crazy awesomeness, this is who I DREAM of talking to.  Her books, the William Monk mystery novels, are some of my all-time favorite books in the history of the world.  Character depth in these books is like raw beauty.  It's like - Anne Perry and Fyodor Dostoevsky.  They go hand in hand.

4.  Fyodor Dostoevsky - Speaking of which.  Yes, if he were still alive, he'd be at the top of my guest list.  He's dead, and he's STILL at the top of my list.  I just want to be in the same room as him - alive, of course.

5.  Cornelia Funke - If Cornelia was at my Thanksgiving Feast, I'd want to talk to her about Dustfinger, Mo, Dustfinger, the possibility of me becoming Roxanne, Dustfinger, her new books, more Inkbooks, Dustfinger, that we are thankful for Dustfinger, that I want Dustfinger for Christmas, and more Dustfinger.  Ok, and other things.  But, I just can't help myself. ;)

6.  Lauren Oliver - If there ever was a writer so gifted at making people feel every emotion possible at one time, it's this fantastic gal.  WOAH.

7.  Lauren Brooke - childhood favorite.  What can I say?  She inspired me to write.  Heartland was my first romance.  How could I not add her?

8.  J. K. Rowling - HA!  I'm sure you were all wondering where this name was and when it was going to pop up and what was taking me so long?  Rowling is in her own class.  I don't even know what I would do if I had an opportunity to have her at my Thanksgiving Feast.  I'd have so many stinking questions I wouldn't know where to start!!

9.  Anne-Laure Bondoux - We could speak in French together about Orpheus and Malva and whether or not Bondoux would consider writing a sequel for La Princetta et Le Capitaine...because I could really use some more story from her.  She really is fantastical!

10.  Rick Riordan - this guy is FUNNY.  And he writes good books.  He is funny in his good books.  No, actually, they are GREAT books.  I'd want to hear more about Greek/Roman mythology and how he knows all this stuff...it seems as though you'd have to be a walking book in order to retain all this knowledge.  I admire him.

And that's my list!
Link me directly to yours - I'd love to read it! :D


  1. My favorites for dinner would be Nora Roberts, Jane Austen, JK Rowlings, Stephen King and Tolkien.

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  2. I agree completely about JK Rowling and Rick Riordan - both are on my list too!

  3. Great ones!  I love Tolkien, too.  Haven't read Roberts or King, but I definitely plan on reading King, and soon. :)  Thanks for the comment!

  4. Yes!  They're awesome!  Thanks for the comment!