Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Authors I Still Need to Meet

June 29, 2016 Uncategorized 12

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week’s theme:

Freebie!

I haven’t done one of these in a long time, but the freebie topic gave me an idea of something I’d been thinking about lately.  I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of awesome authors.  And meeting authors is the coolest thing in the world.  So, there are lots of authors I haven’t met yet, but really, really, really want to. So I thought I would share that as my top 10.  So here are my top 10.

1.   Anna Todd

Ever since I decided to listen to the audiobook of After back in February, I think it was, I have been so  obsessed with this series.  I even got  my last tattoo because of this book.  I have got to meet her!  Unfortunately the only opportunity that I know of, is next year at Apollycon, which I can’t afford to go to.  But I will be keeping my eyes open for some kind of chance somewhere else at some other time.


2.  Jennifer L. Armentrout

I am in love with Daemon Black, and the whole Lux series, as well as The Dark Elements series, and I’ve just started the Covenant series.  The really cool thing though?  I will be getting to meet her at the end of September at NOLA Story Con.


3.  Jay Crownover

I only began reading her books because she is also going to be at NOLA Story Con, but man, am I glad I did!  She has totally got me hooked on tattooed boys, and I LOVE her books!  I cannot wait to meet her this fall.  I’ve only read her Marked Men series so far, and I have one more of them.  But I’ve been getting to know some of the characters in her newer series, Saints of Denver, and now I’m getting excited to read about them as well.  


4.  Samantha Young

This is another author I only began reading because of NOLA Story Con. And once again, thank goodness!  I can’t imagine my life without having met Nate Sawyer from Before Jamaica Lane.  As much as I love Daemon Black from JLA’s books, Nate is my perfect book boyfriend.  Her books make me laugh, cry, and get really steamy!


5.  Colleen Hoover

This author I fell in love with after reading the book she is holding in this picture.  And then, I read another, and another, and now I’m just a huge fan.  Not sure when I’ll get a chance to meet her, but I’m still really hoping for it!


6.  Gwenda Bond

I have been a huge fan of this author since the first book of hers that I read, Blackwood.  And I love her circus series!  Not sure when I’ll get to meet her. Would be so cool if she came to a Comic-Con here in Kansas City!


7.  Anne Blankman

I first discovered this author with her book, Prisoner of Night and Fog.  I LOVED this book.  It totally made you look at the holocaust, or at least Hitler and when he came into power from a viewpoint that I don’t feel I’d ever had the chance to read yet.  I am friends with her on Facebook, and I keep seeing events that she’s at, but I have yet to meet her.  But one day I will!

8.  J.R. Johansson



I have been a huge fan since I first won her book Insomnia in a giveaway.  I have enjoyed all her other books so far, and hope to one day get to meet her!


9.  Cora Carmack

I’ve enjoyed this series by her as well.  She is yet another author that is going to be at NOLA Story Con.  And I’d also heard so much about her from other readers, so I was excited to try her books out.


10.  Dean Koontz

Now, this is an author I have loved since I was in like 7th or 8th grade.  I love his books, although recently I’m a bit behind.  But his love for dogs, and his great stories, some of the ones that I read over and over and could pick up and read again today, make him someone I wish I could one day meet.

12 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Authors I Still Need to Meet”

  1. Diane Coto

    Great list. Hope you get to meet all of them at NOLA Story Con. I wouldn't mind meeting Dean Koontz. 🙂
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  2. Micheline D

    Meeting authors, THAT's the dream isn't it?! Out of your list here, the only one I've met was JLA at BEA in 2013 and 2014. She was lovely, I hope you get to meet her and all the rest of these fine authors!! xx

    • Lisa Mandina

      I had thought about trying to meet JLA at BEA in 2014, but then I hadn't read and fallen in love with her books yet, I'd just heard a lot about her from other people. Now, she is my number one and I'm so glad to get to meet her later this year! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Kasey Giard

    Great list! I love the topic. Meeting authors is definitely something I want to do more of myself. I just finished Girl in the Shadows last night and loved it. I really want to check out Prisoner of Night and Fog that you mentioned. I had not heard of it. Thanks for stopping by The Story Sanctuary.

    • Lisa Mandina

      I'm really enjoying Girl in the Shadows! Getting ready to finish it. You should totally check out Prisoner of Night and Fog, it is so good! Thanks for returning the stop!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I've kind of made it something that I do any chance that I get! You should try if you get a chance. Authors are so cool! Thanks for visiting!

  4. Alison W.

    Blackwood sounds really intriguing! I've always been interested in the Roanoke disappearances, so this is getting added to my TBR. 🙂

    • Lisa Mandina

      That is what grabbed me as well! And then the author's writing is what kept me coming back for her books. Thanks for stopping by!

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