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Authors I’d Really Like To Meet

Authors I'd Like to Meet

Authors I’d Really Like To Meet

These are a few of the authors I’d really like to meet, even though I’m a little too late for many of them.

By no means exhaustive – this is just the beginning of a very long list!

Authors I'd Like to Meet

Laini Taylor

I’m her biggest fan! Yes I am proud of that… go back and read her books before you judge!

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone is my favourite fantasy book, it is beautifully written and original. Before I repeat myself you can find my review here.


Dr Seuss

My favourite, weird and wacky childhood author who still enthralls children today. My students love to hear his stories.

A couple of weeks ago, to celebrate World Book Day, I read The Cat in the Hat Comes Back to a Grade one class and pointed out the parts that made it my favourite book when I was their age. As I came to the end of the book a little boy jumped up and hugging me asked if he could take this special book home immediately to show his parents. It made my week!


Kimberly Sabatini

This amazing author is incredibly generous! I was one of the winners in her personal giveaway during the YA Scavenger Hunt. She not only sent me signed and personalised physical copy of her book (all the way to South Africa from US) she included a personalised signed hardcover copy to donate to our school library, along with a pile of signed bookmarks and beautiful origami birds. She also asked me to nominate another international school library that she could donate her book too. Wow! I hope I get to meet her one day. Big hugs!
My review of Touching the Surface.


Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park and Fangirl… need I say more! I  would love to ask her the story behind her name and what she’s working on next.

Perhaps I could weasel out what those three words are… I wonder if she’s ticklish…
My review of Eleanor and Park and Fangirl.


Roald Dahl

Another all-time favourite wacky author I would love to talk to him about some of the characters that I have never forgotten including the Duchess in The Giraffe the Pelly and Me, especially in the audio edition narrated by talented Hugh Laurie.

Our school library celebrates Roald Dahl’s birthday every year and Willy Wonka never forgets to send parcels of sweets and chocolate from his factory. A couple of years ago Willy Wonka himself made an appearance much to the delight of the students!


Elizabeth Wein

Author of the beautiful book Code Name Verity, I would like to talk to her about her inspiration and research into the Second World War.
My review of Code Name Verity.


Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan is a very talented, local South African author. I almost met Rachel at one of her book signings a couple of years ago, but just missed it with a last-minute family drama. I hope to have another opportunity to meet her, even though she’s moved to the opposite side of the country!

Rachel has shared the next installment of the Faerie Guardian books – I can’t wait to read it! My review of The Faerie Guardian and The Trouble With Flying


Katie McGarry

Katie McGarry is another author I love. Her gritty contemporary love stories are beautifully written and her characters messed-up and real. Once you are been bitten by her talent you’ll be back for more!

She not only graciously agreed to be interviewed for my blog, but also generously posted a stack of paper and ribbon bookmarks across the Atlantic to our school library. Needless to say we love her!
My review of Pushing the Limits.


J.R.R. Tolkien

Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, J.R.R. Tolkien is one of our most beloved authors. I spent my teens immersed in his generous stories. I’d like to talk to him about his inspiration behind The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings as well as his experiences as a soldier in the First World War.

I would love to see his face when he finds out how popular his books still are, more than forty years after his death.


Bill Bryson

His humour is what kept me going through some tough times, and I am so looking forward to seeing The Walk in the Woods on the big screen. If I did get a chance to meet him I would do my best to persuade him to write a full-length book on South Africa. I would love to see our rainbow nation through his eyes… and to ‘hear’ the topics under discussion by the locals in a Karoo koffie shop!


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  1. Gah, Tolkien and Dahl! I was born int he wrong decade.

    Sarcasm & Lemons

  2. Aj

    I got to meet Katie McGarry she was really sweet.

  3. So many great choices!!!! I almost included Rainbow Rowell…

  4. Laini Taylor! Yes! I absolutely adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
    I’m honoured to be included on this list! (Sometimes I forget we haven’t actually met 😉 )

  5. Dr. Seuss is such a wonderful pick. How many times I read his books. Just love it. I also really like the selection of Roald Dahl. Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Happy reading!

  6. Dr. Seuss is a good one! I should’ve put him on mine. I just bought Daughter of Smoke and Bone and I’ve been seeing Laini Taylor on a couple of lists today which is making me excited to read it!

  7. I LOVE so many of the same authors as you!!!! I’ve reread A Walk In the Woods more than any other book–I just adore his humor. And I should shut up because I have a story for every one of these authors on your list. *sigh* Thank you so much for including me on here–it made me smile as wide as the Grand Canyon. <3

  8. christine danielle

    Dr. Seuss! I love him.
    Top Ten Tuesday

  9. I really like that you’ve included children’s authors, as did I. I went with a lot of dead people for some reason.

  10. From the Witch Snitch:

    I LOVE that you picked Dr. Seuss! I never even thought of that. I think I read his books a million times over when I was a kid. Great list! Check out mine – https://witchsnitch.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-authors-i.html

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