Hi all! This is my first time participating in the Top Ten Tuesday feature as hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’ve followed the page for a while, just never participated in in until today! This week’s feature is: Top Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet.
1. Nalini Singh – She has a beautiful name. She also has a unique mind and I love how it works and how she puts her characters out there for us to read. In many of her books I have seen a way that we can relate to them and it gives me a happy to read her work.
2. Brandon Sanderson – I stumbled upon Elantris – one of Brandon’s works – a few years ago and I fell in love with the story, the characters and how they were written and portrayed. He’s one of my recommendations for sure.
3. Michelle M. Pillow – I have a love affair with this lady’s books. They’re suitably science fiction and fantasy but also suitably romantic all at the same time. Add in the fact that they’re set in the future? Brilliant
4. J.D. Robb – J.D. Robb or Nora Roberts writes a series of books currently pushing over 40 books with a really strong female lead character. I find strong female lead characters in a predominantly male orientated role (in this case law enforcement) to be few and far between some times but J.D. Robb has Eve Dallas and Eve Dallas has me hooked.
5. Patricia Cornwell – Yet another lady who writes a strong female lead character, an ME no less (also a predominantly male orientated role). I’m a fan of Patricia Cornwell’s books for many reasons, I’d love to sit and chat with her.
6. Terry Pratchett – Although he has sadly passed away, Sir Terry Pratchett brought sci-fi and fantasy to life for me. His books helped me through some uneasy times in my life and I thank him for that. His illness was also a harsh part of my life and I appreciate all the work that he did before, during and after in raising awareness and showing other patients of dementia that it is okay.
7. Lora Leigh – I’d love to get inside Lora Leigh’s head. Her Breeds series was the first that I read that involved genetically modified men and women and by god is it a good series. She opened up the floor for GenMod characters for me and I go searching for more.
8. J.K. Rowling – British lady! I read so many books by Americans (nothing against them at all) but I love a book by a British author. I feel so much closer to home than when I’m actually home. London is great but reading it through another person’s eyes is lovely for me, I’d like to meet her purely for that reason.
9. J.R. Ward – The Warden. This lady – I’ve love to meet her to find out where, what, how and why to so many questions. She also writes a mean modern vampire story with the perfect combination of old world and new world.
10. Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale taught me a lot when I was in school. Her work showed me that it was good to be strong and to fight back – Don’t let the bastards grind you down. I’d like to meet her just so I can say thank you.