Friday, March 28, 2014

Authors I'd Fangirl Over

I'm incredibly lucky in my career as a book blogger to have been able to go or been invited to some incredible events... I've met so many lovely authors that sometimes I feel like if I pinch myself I might wake up and it might not all be real.

I was at an event for a really popular author who was talking about some of her more ... enthusiastic fans, shall I say. And she was telling us about a signing she'd done previously in which one girl was almost about to faint from meeting this author and when the author went over to her to ask if she was okay, obviously really concerned and it just made things worse and the girl went into even more of a flail. And obviously at the time of hearing this story I laughed and thought yeah, that would never be me.

Except that it totally could have been me. With the right authors.  Say, for instance, these authors...




Neil Gaiman is such a rock star, isn't he?  I've loved everything of his that I've read so far, especially his books that I consider 'for children' - Stardust, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, but also American Gods, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere.




I think Meg Cabot is an absolute genius about writing funny, romantic stories. I love her craziness and her outlook on life.  I think she's amazing and I would lose it if I met her.  I haven't been keeping up with her latest books but The Princess Diaries books will always be amongst my favourites.




I absolutely love the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness ...and also A Monster Calls. I love it the most when stories are written in such a way that I feel everything very strongly too and that's just what happened when reading The Knife Of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer and especially Monsters of Men.  I didn't think I'd survive getting to the end of that trilogy!




I'd love to meet the author whose stories have destroyed me so completely as Melina Marchetta's stories have. Every single one of her books felt like they've changed me in some way. And especially Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son have broken my heart into so many different pieces that I don't think that I'll ever recover. 




Surely it goes without saying that JK Rowling would make my list, right?  She did events recently in the UK and I was instantly jealous of absolutely everyone who was able to go because I couldn't!


Are there any authors you'd fangirl over? Have you ever fangirled over an author you've met in person?

12 comments:

  1. I would fangirl over most of your list, but I would also add Diana Gabaldon, Elizabeth Chadwick and Susanna Kearsley to that list!

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    1. Ooh, I've never read anything by those authors!

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  2. I've never met any authors *sobs* BUT...Rainbow Rowell..J.K Rowling, Shannon Hale, Veronica Roth, John Green, Marissa Meyer, Leigh Bardugo, the list goes on..;)

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    1. AWW. You'll get there. I've met John Green, He was incredibly awkward and nervous :)

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  3. I was not in the least bit surprised to see that mop of curly hair appear when I scrolled down. I had the good fortune to meet Mr Gaiman last summer - he is SUCH a gentleman. I came over to Portsmouth from the Isle of Wight, and as I got off the hovercraft, I ducked out of the way of someone who was walking backwards along the promenade, and realised this person was filming NEIL GAIMAN HIMSELF! So I got a lot of my fangirling out of the way before I actually met him properly, and managed to stay kind of calm, outwardly at least.

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    1. OOH. How lucky :) I am slightly jealous but how fantastic to just randomly bump into someone like that?!

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  4. Actually, I did pretty well meeting an author of a book that really was important to me growing up as a teen and I did pretty well. I met Tamora Pierce at a small writing conference in Colorado and even got a book signed by her. But I got lucky as it's easy to talk about cats with many writers and my parents have lots of cats. lol

    Though I did squeal inward a tiny bit and did the same when she commented on a blog post I wrote. ;-)

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    1. CATS! What a great neutral subject :) I actually do think I'd be mostly composed, I'd just probably be tongue-tied. Well done, you!

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  5. I thought I would burst into tears when I met JKR. So emotional. I'd love to meet Meg Cabot, but Sarah Dessen is top of my freak-out list. I honestly don't know if I'd be able to handle it...

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    1. Sarah Dessen! I never even considered her when I came up with this list. I think probably because I came to her writing quite late and I didn't enjoy the first book of hers I tried... I think it'd be amazing to meet her though!

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  6. I think I might die if I ever met JKR or Melina Marchetta! I've been fortunate to meet quite a few of my favourite authors, but one I'm desperate to meet (and may get the chance to later this year) is Victoria Schwab. I just adore adore adore her books.

    Cait x

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    1. Oh, totally. I've been hugely lucky to meet so many different authors. I really do love it. I've not read anything by Victoria Scwhab yet...

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