I’m joining in on the top ten Tuesday meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish – this weeks top ten authors I’d love to meet. Time to get my fan girl mojo on!
- J.K. Rowling – Most of all I’d like to talk to her about her depression and how she worked through it. What made her think of dementors and soul eaters.
- John Green – More because I feel like he’s got a lot of interesting ideas rather than his books. I would like to know how he came up with The Fault in our Stars which still makes me emotional quite a while after I’ve read it.
- C.S. Lewis – I’d like to talk to him and see how he came up with his ideas. I’m growing a real fascination for his books and I think he’d have some great insights.
- Ted Dekker – Again, an author I really like and would like to see where he gets his inspiration. I’d have a lot of fun chatting with him.
- Frank Peretti – I’d love to have a discussion about faith with him.
- Shel Silverstein – I grew up with some of his books and I’ve always found them to be incredibly deep even in simplicity.
- Dr. Seuss – I grew up with his books, I think they really started me on that path to reading. I’d talk to him about his artwork and how he came up with his style of writing.
- Anne Frank – I’d talk to her about how she was able to stay positive in such awful times, when everything had been taken from her.
- Jerold J. Kreisman – I’d like to talk to him about borderline personality disorder and some of his views and thoughts on mental health.
- Cameron West – His memoir is one of the first I’ve read with a person with DID that continued to function to some degree. It seemed like it had a more hopeful ending, like things were starting to fall into place. I’d like a follow up to see what else he’s figured out.
There are quite a few more books I really enjoy. I’m a bit different than most in that it’s really hard for me to ‘fangirl’ over celebrities or authors. I completely fall in love with characters, ideas, perspectives – but the author often feels somewhat removed. With a lot of the fiction books I read it’s almost a very conscious decision to not want to meet them. For me it’s an Oz effect, please don’t pull the curtain back! I want these worlds to continue to feel real and tangible. I fear knowing the person who created them might alter that incredible magic I have with the characters or the places. Instead with this list I’ve gone with authors I feel I’d get the most out of meeting, even if it has that Oz effect of ripping back the curtain. Peeking into these brains would be well worth it.