Top Ten Tuesday: Some authors who are just as amazing as their books, and a few I want to meet

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Meeting authors is the best! I could also make a list of authors who turned out to be kind of terrible, but I don't want to be catty or spoil your opinion of anyone...    

c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten

Met: a bunch of times 

Susan is one of the most amazing authors and humans. Every time I've met her, she's been incredibly sweet, kind, funny, and down-to-earth. She cares so much about her fans and doing right by them. She actually talks to people while she's signing. I have one copy of her books that she basically decorated.  And she's got great stories. 

Met: at a BEA signing 

Leigh is awesome. Her line was for Six of Crows and it was absolutely huge, but she still took the time to smile, chat, and get a photo.  She was really sweet and vibrant.  

Met: at a signing before Confusion 

Victoria is totally funny, sweet, stylish, and just the right amount of devious.  Think about her tweets. That's basically how she is in real life. She stayed late to finish signing for people, and didn't even laugh at me when I ran into an entire stack of baskets.  

Met: at a BEA signing and a bookstore signing 

I know there's a lot of controversy about All the Crooked Saints. I won't give Maggie a pass for that. But I do love her as a human. She's hysterical and incredibly brilliant, with a self-deprecating charm that's impossible to resist. She has the funniest stories, and she's devoted to her fans. She stayed until the store closed and basically kicked her out so that she could sign everyone's books without rushing them through. And I saw the EVO, and it's kickass. 

Met: two different times at BEAs 

Adam is charming, sweet, and OMG tall.  Like, taller than he even looks in photos.  For such an imposing presence, he's totally laid back and down-to-earth.  He seemed to genuinely love talking to fans, and just comes off as so sincere and lovely.  

Met: two different times at BEAs 

Jennifer and I had chatted before the first BEA because I'd done a painting based on ATBP, and she actually remembered me and hugged me. Um, total celebrity moment. She's lovely and sweet and put together, and seems like she'd be the coolest aunt (shut up and let me dream).  

Want to meet 

Roshani is one of those authors you just know would be fun to party with.  She's got that hint of mischief and a definitely Slytherin streak.  Plus, her books are totally gorgeous and I want to gush about makeup with her (and try not to be embarassing about admiring her hair, because OMG it's beautiful).  

Want to meet 

JJ seems like a total understated badass. She knows a frightening amount about linguistics and she's friends with Roshani, so you know they get up to some shenanigans.  I'd love to be snarky with her and listen to all her brilliance, even though probably I'd just stare and gush over Wintersong.  

Want to meet 

Pierce is high on my to-meet list and not just because he's swoony-looking, okay? (Seriously, the fangirling before last year's BookCon was kind of insane.)  His Red Rising trilogy is one of my all-time favorites, and I sort of just want to bask in his awesomeness.  I really hope he's not actually a douchebag because that would break my heart. 

Want to meet 

Even before I read THUG or even knew much about it, I followed Angie on twitter.  She has the kind of vivid presence and dry wit that makes it obvious why THUG has done so well. She also just seems fun and funny and quirky (Oreo battles and Tupac, yes please) and she's such a fabulous advocate for social justice and teens.  

Your turn!  Who have you met and who are you dying to meet?  


  1. I'm so jealous that you got to meet Victoria Schwab. She is definitely on my author bucket list. But I have met Susan, Leigh, and Maggie. All three are delightful human beings. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. She's so cute and also evil! I hope you get to meet her someday. Authors are really the best people.

  2. This is an awesome list! I have been to panels with many of these authors, but have not met them *sad face*. I am going to BookCon again, and hope to to YallFest this year, so maybe some of them will be there.
    Sam @ WLABB

    1. I know that Victoria is going to be at BookCon and probably Sooz too?