I actually got to meet a ton of authors this last weekend at the Baltimore Book Festival – several of which I didn’t know I wanted to meet until I met them! (Na’amen Gobert Tilihun, Sam Miller, Zoraida Córdova, and Charlie Jane Anders all come to mind, as well as Kenneth Rogers Jr. and Nibedita Sen!) But authors I’d love to meet that I haven’t met yet?
Well, John Green and Hank Green, first. I’ve been watching them on Youtube forever – I’ve read most (maybe all) of John’s work, and I have Hank’s debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, on my side table to read this month.
Because I’ve been following her on Twitter, Seanan McGuire, oh my god. She is an absolute riot and a fabulous human being. Even if I come away from the meeting covered in glitter, it would be worth it! (She wrote Into The Drowning Deep as Mira Grant.)
Does Barack Obama count? He’s written books. So has Michelle, I suppose, and I would LOVE to meet them both.
I’d also love to meet Ellen Oh, Meghan Maclean Weir, and Heidi Heilig. (Pictured left to right.) I keep hoping some of these authors will have events near me, but the closest most of them come is Boston! There’s been a few events scheduled in DC, but it’s really hard for me to get down into DC. I wish Baltimore attracted more author events! That’s part of why I enjoyed the Baltimore Book Festival so much, but it’s only once per year.