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