The topic at The Broke and Bookish today is ‘freebie’ so I went back in to their archives to find a fun subject that I haven’t tackled yet.
It was really fun to make a list of ten authors that I would love to meet. You see, authors are my celebrities. The few times that I have met an author, I get all choked up and can barely sound intelligent. I’ve had this experience with Patricia Polacco, Brian Selznik, Suzanne Collins and Kelly Corrigan. In all cases, I really did clam up. Maybe if I met the folks on my ‘love to meet’ list, I would have better luck.
Top 10 Authors I Would Love to Meet
Anne Lamott– I’m quite sure I could learn most of what there is to know about reading, writing and life if I spent just a few moments with her.
Anna Quindlen– I would love to talk with Anna about how she takes the smallest moments and turns them in to super meaningful essays.
Ann Patchett– I have loved everything ever written by Ann Patchett and now she owns her own bookstore. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Joan Didion– Coincidentally, I was reading Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking right when my dad died. Since then, I have just considered her to be a part of my story.
J.K. Rowling– This one may seem a bit unoriginal but I would love the chance to sit down and learn more about Rowling, who she is and how amazing her imagination truly is.
Jeanne Birdsall– Jeanne Birdsall is the author of our most favorite read alouds of all time. The Penderwick series. Really, I would just like to thank her.
Beverly Cleary– I grew up loving everything that Beverly Clearly wrote. Just the other day while reading Ralph S. Mouse, Katherine declared that Cleary was her favorite author. I often think that many of my favorite childhood authors are much too outdated for today’s kids but Cleary definitely doesn’t fit in this category.
Lois Lowry– The Giver is Caroline’s favorite book and it’s pretty close to mine too. I would love to hear more about how she creates the worlds she is able to create.
Kevin Henkes– We have many favorite picture books here in our house but I think that Henkes’ might be our most favorite.
Jon Klassen– I would love to spend some time with the man that created I Want my Hat Back. There just must to be something really interesting about him.