Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Top Ten Authors I'd Love to Meet
You know, social networking is a funny thing. Before book blogging all I ever I knew about my favorite authors was their body of work. But with the popularity of Twitter and Facebook, it's possible to see the person behind the story.
I've lucked out, so far I've found all the authors I loved before book blogging have either very pleasant or neutral online personas. My favorites can stay my favorites and all is right with the world.
(Wouldn't you just be heartbroken to discover one of your favorite writers isn't very nice?!)
What's been a true joy though, is discovering authors whose gracious reputation online precedes them. Some authors just seem to go above and beyond when it comes to reaching out to their readers or helping other writers. From my connections with them on blogs or on Twitter, these authors have consistently impressed me with their gracious, friendly, and humorous interactions.
I would love to meet any one of them in person.
1. Julie Lessman- I'm not sure I've met a friendlier author anywhere on the World Wide Web than Julie Lessman. Find her at Seekerville to see what I'm talking about.
2. Rachel Hauck- I've been a fan of Rachel's work for years, so it was a huge blessing to see the giving, godly woman she is online. After following her on Twitter, I'd read her all over again.
3. Jody Hedlund and 4. Laura Frantz are both authors whose work gets rave reviews from my book blogger friends but it's their gracious interactions with their blog readers that really caught my attention. They're definitely in my TBR pile, I look forward to reading and reviewing their upcoming novels.
5. Jenny B Jones and 6. Mary Connealy are both stinkin' hilarious online and in print. They seem like the kind of people you'd want at your dinner parties, or at the very least in your blog feeds.
7. Lisa Bergren She followed me on Twitter and that was the beginning of my love affair with Marcello Fiorelli. My life might never be the same...
8. Michael Snyder- This is an author who dispenses sage advice on the craft and business side of writing to wannabes like myself at one of my favorite message boards. He's always gracious and humble, and though he writes a genre I don't review, I can't help noticing he's a stand up guy.
9. Dana Pratola and 10. Linda Yezak are special to me because I met them online before I was a book blogger. They've been huge encouragements in my personal writing journey and I'm thrilled to pieces about their debut novels which both released this year.
Leave me a comment to tell me which authors you would like to meet in person. (Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish).
Check out these titles by some of the friendliest authors online: