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Top Ten Tuesday: authors I'd love to meet

This week's topic is one I just couldn't pass up for The Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday meme.

Top Ten Authors I'd Love to Meet... 
and this was a tough one to keep to just ten)

  1. J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series)--I know, how obvious, but I love the Harry Potter series and it would be fun to talk about them with the creator
  2. Suzanne Collins (author of the Hunger Games series)--Again, getting to talk to the woman who created Katniss, Peeta, and Gale? How awesome would that be?
  3. Judy Blume (author of Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, etc)--Judy Blume's books had a huge influence on me when I was young. She made me and many others realize that we were normal. Heck, where else was a nice young girl in the 1970s going to learn about wet dreams?!
  4. Barbara Kingsolver (author of Animal Dreams, etc)--Animal Dreams is one of my all-time favorite books so meeting Barbara Kingsolver would be pretty darn cool.
  5. Michael Morpurgo (author of War Horse and many others)--War Horse is such a terrific story and I loved the London stage show. I was also touched by Private Peaceful. Morpurgo's books have really helped spark a love of reading in my daughter as well.
  6. Mitali Perkins (author of Bamboo People)--Bamboo People was one of my favorites last year and I think Perkins is wonderful
  7. Neesha Meminger (author of Shine, Coconut Moon)--Again, another inspiring YA author
  8. Chris Crutcher (author of Whale Talk and others)--Crutcher's books are amazing! He gets into the minds of his characters so well and tackles difficult topics for youth.
  9. Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Speak and others)--Halse Anderson is so great at getting to the heart of issues for teens that I would love to talk to her about the issues she deals with in her fantastic YA novels
  10. I'm going to cheat and list a few more in number ten: Lisa See; Christopher Paul Curtis; and Alex Sanchez

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