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I've been VERY fortunate to meet a lot of my favorites to be honest (Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, RL Stine, Morgan Matson, John Green, Sarah J. Maas and MORE). Some even multiple times. But there are a couple who have still eluded me.
1. Jessi Kirby: I have loved all 4 of Jessi's books and I'm just DYING to meet her. She's on the West Coast and I don't *think* she's come close enough for any signings for me to go.
2. Judy Blume: Judy Blume was my childhood basically. I just would love to meet her and tell her what her books meant to me.
3. Trish Doller: I love Trish's books and I just REALLY love chatting with her on Twitter. I would love just a day to have some coffee and chat with her.
4. Melina Marchetta: MELINA IS MY QUEEN. Love her contemporaries and I'm in the middle of her fantasy series and she just....IS MAGIC. I just want to talk to her.
5. Margaret Atwood: I love Atwood's novels so much, I got a quote from The Handmaid's Tale tattooed on my inner arm. Atwood embodies classy and literary to make the ultimate author for me.
6. Kurt Vonnegut: And yes... I have a quote from Vonnegut tattooed as well. "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt." Vonnegut's novels have taken me out of some dark places and into the light.
I was tempted to go the easy (for me) route and rattle off all of the dead authors I'd love to meet, but I thought about some of my more recent favorites and stuck with live authors.
7. Frances Mayes: I love her writing. She has such a wonderful way of utterly transporting you to wherever she is--Tuscany or the South. And she frequently includes yummy recipes in her books, so maybe I could get her to cook me a lovely meal! :)
8. John Irving: I've only read two of his novels, but they were both pretty great. I would love to meet him and pick his brain about how he creates such rich stories and characters.
9. JK Rowling: How could I not include her? Seriously! I think she would be an absolute blast to meet and talk to. And I would really try not to bug her with questions about what everyone is up to so that I wouldn't make her mad at me.
10. Kate Bolick: I'm in the midst of reading Spinster and I totally love it. I think she would be a great person to meet and just talk to about life and reading and even writing. Maybe we'd have as much in common as I like to think we do...
Who are some authors YOU want to meet??