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Top 10 Authors I Want to Meet at BEA


Most of the authors I'd really, really, REALLY love to meet are dead. But there are a couple of authors I'm looking forward to meeting at BEA. I know it'll likely be more of a drive-by signing experience, but I'm looking forward to it anyway. And if I somehow manage to cornerfind an opportunity to sit down and chat with someone, that would be amazing. That's what I love about local author events--the time after the signing when you can poke their brains or just talk publishing and books with people who are as crazy about it as you are. :)

Gwenda Bond - wrote Blackwood, a Roanoke mystery I loved, and her new book is about DC's Lois Lane.
Marissa Meyer - I've technically met her before, but she's always lots of fun to listen to. I recognize so many of her geeky inspirations.
Sarah Beth Durst - I've read three of her YA titles and the two fantasy books had a great writing style.

I've never read any of these authors before, but I'm hoping to.
Leigh Bardugo - Six of Crows sounds right up my alley. I read the three-chapter sample, and I'm looking forward to it.
Susan Dennard - Truthwitch is pitched as Avatar: TLAB meets Garth Nix with a strong friendship at its core. Sounds worth a try.
Virgina Boecker - I know reviews are starting to come out for The Witch Hunter (which I'm trying to skim rather than read in detail), but I'm still mildly excited about the premise.
Ben Hatke - Every time I fall majorly behind on my GR Challenge, I rediscover how fun graphic novels can be, and Hatke's artwork is really cute.

I haven't read any of these authors either, but I've been looking for more adult SFF I can get into, and these might have a shot.
Fran Wilde - Cloud city and flying. :)
Ilana C. Myer - Magic songs...this will either be good, or really, really bad. Pretty cover art, though. :)
Kim Harrison - It's pitched as Bourne Identity meets Minority Report and it's the start of a new trilogy. Perfect place to jump in. :)

That's it for this round of 10! Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow and/or today for this week's Updates! In which the totepack is pretty much done and I made a dent in my GR Challenge. :)


  1. I haven't heard of any but Marissa Meyer - I'm jealous that you've met her, she sounds fab!

    1. She was definitely memorable! But she hasn't been back this way since then a couple years ago. Like most authors, book tours stop in NYC and DC, but skip over the Philly area. We need better bribes to make them pause in between. ;)

  2. I'd really like to see Shannon Hale and Marissa Meyer, which is why I'm so sad I'm not going :(

    1. Forget Hale and Meyer--what about seeing me? But yes, I'm sad you're not going, too. :( Maybe next year when it's in Chicago, or maybe we can persuade those two to make a stop near you before then.

  3. Leigh Bardugo would be so AWESOME. I hope you have a great time! Are you nervous yet? I'd be so nervous of the craziness, but excited for all that awesomeness! A bundle of emotion

    1. Thank you! And no, I'm not really nervous. I'm glad the totepack is done (though I've yet to test it at full weight), and I've been throwing together a schedule for panels and signings bit by bit, but I'm prepared to be flexible. :)