Authors I’d Love to Meet

Well, ladies and gents, after a crazy couple weeks of moving, working insane hours and starting class way too early in the morning I am back to posting on the good ole blog.

After that week of Harry Potter, I haven’t posted a review of the next chapter in the illustrated edition (bad Sara) and have neglected this blog.

Because I am still tuckered out from all of the changes going on in my life, I  wanted the first post pack to be something lax.

I originally saw this post on The Readers Corner, so mad props go out to her for giving me some inspiration I desperately needed!

Ready to see the authors I would love to meet someday? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be – J.K. Rowling

Well, we all knew this was coming. It would be a list of mine without referencing Harry Potter, or the extraordinary women who created the wizarding world. Besides creating one of the most beloved book series of all times, J.K. Rowling also has released the Cormoran Strike mystery novels under pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and is now trying her hand at screenwriting for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (which, unsurprisingly, I have already preordered on Amazon).  I don’t know what I would do if I ever had the pleasure of meeting Rowling, or what I would say to her, I mean, you don’t want to sound cliche to the woman who instilled in you a love of stories, but I do know if I ever got the chance to meet her one thing I would say is ‘thank you.’

I must work harder to achieve my goal of not seeking approval from those whose approval I’m not even sure is important to me -Lauren Graham

Again, this is probably no shock to those of you who have read my blog for a while, but another author I would love to meet is Lauren Graham. Graham wrote Someday, Someday Maybe in 2013, and ever since then I have been eagerly anticipating her follow-up. In November of this year Graham will also try her hand at non-fiction writing with the release of her memoir Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between, and much like Rowling, I have Graham’s book pre-ordered on Amazon. If I every had the chance to meet Graham, you better believe it would be at a coffee shop, with fast talking, and all you can eat fries, I mean if she was up to that sort of afternoon

If it means something, take it to heart. If it means nothing, it’s nothing. Let it go. –                Philippa Gregory

As one of the historical fiction writers on my list, Philippa Gregory would just be so dang cool to meet. I would want to pick her brain on how she takes a well established period in history and come up with novels like The Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, and Three Sisters, Three Queens. Gregory’s ability to be able to make history that entertaining, though as the saying goes ‘life is stranger than fiction’, and have people always craving more is a superpower I could only wish for. I would also love to talk to her about how long it takes for her to research her material, what she likes and dislikes about Tudor history and its portrayal today, and how exactly she can balance research, writing, charity work, and a family. Such an amazing multi-tasker.

A friend is someone who knows where all your bodies are buried. Because they’re the ones who helped you put them there. And sometimes, if you’re really lucky, they help you dig them back up.- Jenny Lawson

This addition to the list might be surprising, but, Jenny Lawson is one of those writers who I know if I met I would spill all my deep dark secrets to. As the blogger behind thebloggess and the author behind Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir and Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, Lawson doesn’t shy away from talking about the hard parts of life. Plus, her humour is so dark I feel like we would become fast friends, given that there are times where my humour scares away even the closest of my buddies. I don’t think Lawson will ever know how much I appreciate her ability to talk about anxiety and depression, given that there are times where I feel I have suffered through both, and for that I feel that if I ever got to meet her I would have to bring her a taxidermied something to add to her ‘Rory’ collection.

‘I apologize for anything I might have done. I was not myself.’ ‘I apologize for shooting you in the leg. I was entirely myself.’ – VE Schwab

First off, I just have to say that VE Schwab is the newest edition to this list. After reading Vicious last year, I have devoured both A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows (A Conjuring of Light can seriously come out anytime soon), and all I can say is I never thought I would find an auto-buy fantasy author. If you know me, I am not the most patient of beings, and fantasy novels take a significant bit of patience to read, given the world-building and the magic systems excreta, but reading something by Schwab only has me being impatient so I can know what on earth is going to happen next. Plus, her Instagram game is on point, so there’s that!

Sometimes there is such beauty in awkwardness. –       Ruta Sepetys

While on the topic of auto-buy authors, Ruta Sepetys will always be one for me! All of her novels, Between Shades of Grey, Out of Easy, and Salt to the Sea, made me take a step back from the respective works and research the history behind each of the stories. She can take history, specifically history that has been moved to the background and make it just as captivating as well known historical events. Sepetys would also be another person I would have to ask questions about research to, but from what I have seen in interviews she leaves no detail up to chance. I think Sepetys and I would get lost in historical conversation for hours, and meeting her would be an absolute pleasure!

Well, there you have it. Six authors, and as it turns out, six women whom I would love to meet.

Do you have any authors that you would fangirl over if you met them? Leave a comment below; I would love to hear your opinions!


*All author photos were taken off of Goodreads*


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