Welcome to this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This weeks topic is authors I really want to meet. I’m not really one for wanting to meet “famous” people, but there are a few I wouldn’t mind having a cup of tea and a chat with. Don’t forget to add links your TTT or authors you’d like to meet to the comments!
1. William Ritter – Jackaby
I mentioned in a TTT: Favorite Authors a few weeks ago that William Ritter is quickly making the top of my list, and I would love to meet the guy who came up with the idea of the witty Jackaby, complete with a frog that emits a toxic smell if you stare at it and an ex-employer that’s a duck.
2. Justin Richards – Doctor Who
Alright, let me release my inner geek for a sec. Justin Richards writes Doctor Who novels, and so far he’s written my favorites and I’ve kind of turned into a fan-girl of his (don’t judge me!). To meet him would be epicness, mostly because I thing I could geek-out without being judged.
3. Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird
I usually do NOT like books set in the southern US. I’m very picky with that since I live in the southern US and don’t really care to read about it, but I love To Kill a Mockingbird. I saw the play in the old Monroeville courthouse, where the movie was set and they’ve had the play for the past 26 years. If you get the chance I highly recommend it!
Comic/ Graphic Novel writers don’t get half the credit they deserve. They have to write the story and try to relay the concept to the artist they work with; back and forth. The new Hawkeye comics have been a light in my Hawkeye-empty life (underdogs unite!). He also wrote for The Mighty Thor and the Invincible Iron Man.
5. Miyuki Miyabe – Brave Story
She writes science fiction, fantasy, crime & mystery, thrillers, and historical fiction. Wow. I’ve read every one of her translated works and I keep waiting for more of her books to be translated!
6. Rachel Caine – Morganville Vampires
Shush! I can have my vamps if I want them. Caine didn’t just come up with a town full of vamps though, oh no! She came up with one specific vampire; a vampire that wears bunny slippers with fangs, has a pet spider named Bob, dresses in a variety of attire from shorts and flip-flops to full Victorian dress, and is easily labeled as a mad scientist.
7. H. G. Wells – War of the Worlds
H. G. Wells. A radio adaptation of his book started a panic that we were being invaded by aliens! Dozens of movies and tv shows have been adapted from his books. He’s one of the father’s of science fiction! I’d love to have a chat, as long as he doesn’t get handsy. He did have a long history of “free love” and all that.
8. Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
I thought about this and yes, the guy writes really creepy stories, but it was either meet Poe or Otsuichi and Otsuichi is a lot creepier and frankly he’d scare me. So Poe it is. I love reading Poe. I love listening to old radio versions of Poe. I love black and white shorts of his stories.
9. Alexandre Dumas – The Three Musketeers
The man gave me my first ever book-boyfriend, D’Artagnan, and a nice bro-mance story with swords and corrupt kings and Milady! Oh, Milady! Probably one of the best and oldest female villains! You have to count for the guy not underestimating the power of a woman. He also wrote Robin Hood and the Count of Monte Cristo.
This is sort of doubling up because not only is he the author of a few of my favorite childhood books, but he’s also the son of the infamous surrealism painter, Edgar Ende. I’m sure he had a lot of imagination to pull from his father’s paintings.