Time again for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s literary writing prompt is the people associated with books you’d like to meet.
I’ve decided to break this down into authors I’d like to meet and writers I’ve met.
Authors/Literary People I’d Like to Meet:
- Terrance Dicks — He wrote a plethora of Doctor Who novels and script-edited one of the most consistent eras in the show’s history. He’s no longer with us, but I wish I’d met him to thank him for all enjoyment he’s brought to my world and to pick his brain a bit about his association with my favorite pop culture item.
- Robert Holmes — Another writer associated with Doctor Who who had a huge impact on the classic show. He only adapted one of his scripts for print, but whenever his name appears on-screen as a writer, you know it could be something special. I’d love to talk to him about some of his other scripts including the ones he wrote for Blake’s Seven.
- Stephen King — I’ve read just about everything he’s written and would love the chance to just hang out with him and talk about whatever crosses our minds.
- Elizabeth George — One of the authors that I will read just about anything she publishes. I’d love to hear more about the research process she undertakes for every new Lynley novel.
- Mark Twain — He’s still studied in literature classes and seems like he’d be an engaging conversationalist. I’d love to see what he’s like behind the public persona he crafted for himself.
- Kevin Smith — His scripts just connect with me. I think it’d be fun to hang out with him and shoot the breeze about pop culture.
- J.T. Ellison – She writes mysteries set in Nashville. I’d love to grab some hot chicken and hear about how she crafts her books.
Authors/Literary People I’ve Met:
- Peter David – It’s been a while, but he signed copies of some of my favorite Trek books at a convention. He was fascinating to speak with and I kind of wish I’d had time to talk to him longer and not be an annoying fanboy.
- Garrison Keillor – He signed my copy of Lake Wobegon Days, which is a favorite. I’ve encountered him twice and both times, he took the time to speak to myself and everyone meeting him beyond just pleasantries and small talk.
- Sally Kilpatrick — Probably cheating here, but I knew her way back before she was a published writer person. But I’ve met her.
- Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey — I love the Rick and Bubba show for so many reasons. They published a series of books a decade or so ago and went on book tours. I went to all the Nashville stops and enjoyed meeting them. I’ve also heard Rick’s testimony online and in person.
11 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Meeting”
Peter David would be on my list too, Sir Apropos was so ridiculous I would have to meet the person who white them 🤣
I met him at DragonCon years ago and he was very engaging and personable.
Steven King seems like such an interesting guy to meet!
I read once that his wife asked him to stop talking about the horror genre at the dinner table. No idea if it’s true, but it makes me chuckle. 🙂
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I think I’d love book recommendations from King. He used to do a column in EW and would recommend various books. I usually enjoyed what he recommended.
Kevin Smith would be fascinating to meet. I would love to read a memoir by him. I’ve listened to his special before at a college campus and that was really entertaining to listen to him talk.
I feel like through the power of his podcasts, that I “know” Kevin Smith…though we’ve never met and aren’t friends.
It’s funny how things that like make us feel like we know people.
I hope you get to meet the ones you want to someday (where it’s possible to still do so).
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It would be interesting to meet them, though I think Mark Twain would be the most difficult. 🙂
Ha ha yes 🙂
That’s cool that you have people you’ve already met along with people you’d like to meet