Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Authors I’d Like to Meet

Hey bookworms!

Since I didn’t have time to write yesterday’s Top 5 Wednesday, I decided to make today’s post Top 5 related. Here are some authors I’d love to sit down and drink some tea/coffee with.

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Marissa Meyer

  • She’s the only author that I know of who has done an entire series out of fairy tale retellings in a futuristic way. Not only that but she even did a standalone of the notorious Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I’d love to sit down with her and discuss what inspired her to write some of these books and what challenges she must’ve faced.

Ransom Riggs

  • I pretty much devoured Miss Peregrine’s trilogy as soon as I got them and got my best friend hooked on them too (and she’s not much of a reader as I am). I’d want to drink some tea with him at some old mansion and ask him about his thought process and the photographs in the books. Were they photographed for the book or were they found photographs? 

Ned Vizzini

  • I know Vizzini recently died by suicide, but if I were to be able to meet him before his death, I would’ve mostly asked him about his experience in a facility. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about. Ned Vizzini wrote It’s Kind of a Funny Story loosly based off his stay in a psychiatric facility. Being a psych major, I like to hear from people and see what they would like in a therapist so that when I become one myself I can have a better understanding of what patients are looking for. 

Ernest Cline 

  • What I really want to know is how much research did he do when writing Ready Player One. I’m sure he must’ve lived through the 80s but to be able to exactly describe a movie scene from a film must have required some Googling. Not only that but I want to know how Ready Player One came to be and to see his DeLorean, which I heard he remodeled to replicate the DeLorean from Back to the Future. Ever since I saw film as a kid, I’ve always wanted my own DeLorean or Toyota Tacoma with the same double-bar roll cage on top (sorry my car-geek side came out). (Story time: in 2015, I went to the LA Car Show with my dad and they had a Mirai made to look like a DeLorean and the new Tacoma made to match the one from the film and my dad and I fangirled the whole time. I think I still have pictures somewhere and I think I nearly cried from joy.)

Lewis Carroll

  • Another dead soul, but never forgotten. A common misconception is that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was written with a lot of drug references and yes it may seem like one big psychedelic trip, it was written for children (or so I’ve been told – feel free to fact check me). I want to know what was the main inspiration behind it. If it’s as innocent as I was led to believe then maybe he can write a small spin off where I’m Alice. How cool would that be?

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What are some author’s you’d like to meet? Have you met any of your favorite authors? 

Until next time!

Addy Gonzalez

4 thoughts on “Top 5 Authors I’d Like to Meet”

  1. I’m so glad it’s helped you as well! That makes my heart happy. It’s such an important book and it’s so nice knowing that Vizzini continues to positively impact readers, especially those of us struggling with mental illness, with what he’s written.

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  2. So many great authors! I would’ve absolutely loved to meet Ned Vizzini as well. Your reasons for wanting to meet him are so touching. It’s Kind of a Funny Story is extremely meaningful to me on a personal level; it’s helped me immensely with my mental health issues. The way it was written was so impactful and he was really such an incredible author!

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