This week's list is:
Ten Authors I'd Really Like to Meet
10. Marissa Meyer She's just become my new favourite author, purely off the back of Cinder. I want to shrink myself down and live in her pocket so she can tell me stories about cyborgs and androids and princes and evil queens all day long. (Marissa Meyer, if you're reading this, don't be alarmed. I'm not a psycho)
9. Richard Adams. Author of Watership Down, the book that spawned a film that was so scary it devastated my childhood. I'd like to meet him so that I could poke him in the eye and say, 'Thanks for making me frightened of rabbits, Mr Childhood-Wrecker!'
8. Amanda Hocking The girl who made self-publishing cool. Seriously, though, she's written about a dozen really good books and she's, like, twelve years old or something. Awesome.
7. Stephen King I'd like to find out where those crazy-scary ideas come from.
6. Tammara Webber Author of Easy, Breakable, Between The Lines... I don't really go for romances, unless it's romance mixed with something else (fantasy, dystopia) but her romances are just superb. She can really write a leading man. Sigh.
5. Margaret Atwood I have a secret passion for Margaret Atwood books. She's a lady with ideas and principles and I would just love to meet her.
4. J.K. Rowling I remember a friend telling me ages and ages ago about this book she was reading called Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I distinctly remember thinking, 'Pfff. Sounds rubbish.' The person who spawned an entire canon of books and films before neatly and successfully stepping over to adult fiction has got to be worth talking to.
3. Ira Levin Wrote some truly scary books. In some ways he was the anathema of Stephen King - his writing was understated and left a lot to the imagination, but his stories are just as scary. And he was not a fan of Happy Ever Afters.
2. Jane Austen One of my favourite authors of all time, proto-feminist and social satirist. I think it would be awesome to sit in Starbucks with her and see what she had to say about all the people passing by.
And my top author I'd love to meet is....
1. Terry Pratchett Sadly it will never happen now as he passed away a couple of months ago. He wrote the incredible Discworld series, which was basically the reading soundtrack of my mid-teens and I would have loved to have met him. Sigh.
What about you? Who are the top ten authors you'd love to meet??