Top Ten Tuesday | 14 Amazing Authors I Want to Meet


Hey, hey Top Ten Tuesday friends! That’s right it’s Tuesday again, and the first of a new month (where’d you go September!?). This week we get to send out some author love – and I think that’s pretty darn cool. Here we go Top Ten Tuesday October 2 edition.

That Artsy Reader Girl \\\ Top Ten Tuesday October 2: Authors I’d Love To Meet

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Authors. Without their words, we would not have the privilege of calling ourselves book worms. Without their imagination, how would we travel to lands with dragons or an ice covered world in which a witch wants to keep winter forever. In short, what would this world look like without the creative and colorful minds of authors? Grim, I’d wager.

This is why whenever there’s a chance to showcase authors and share all the love for them, I’m all for it. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday list is all about authors, and more specifically about authors we might like to meet. On one hand I feel kind of bad publicizing this list because I know soon as I do I’ll remember one or more (let’s be real, likely more) authors who I’d love to meet. But on the other hand, I do want to spotlight the amazing authors I did place on this list.

Let’s meet a few of the authors I’d like to meet, although, in the spirit of being real, I’d probably just stand there like a loony toon and be all like, “…I loved your book!”

Top Ten Tuesday October 2 | 14 Amazing Authors I Want to Meet

1: Joanne Bischof | Joanne’s writing style is delicate and beautiful much like she is. Through social media and emails, I’ve come to know her as a lovely person who I’d be honored to meet, and she seems like the kind of lady it’d be fun to grab coffee with at a cute coffee shop. Her latest novel is Sons of Blackbird Mountain (ps: go read this one!) Amazon | GoodreadsTop Ten Tuesday October 2

2: Kiera Cass | Kiera’s book, The Selection is probably the first book I read that’s secular YA, and as such, the novel that brought me to the genre. Plus, it’s still my favorite “guilty pleasure” read. Her latest novel is The Crown. Amazon | Goodreads

3: Lorie Langdon | Lorie’s books are full of adventure (‘Doon’ series) and atmospheric qualities (Gilt Hollow). She’s always been lovely to exchange Twitter convos with. Her latest novel is Olivia Twist. Amazon | Goodreads

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4: Rachel McMillan | Rachel is someone I “met” through a webzine long before I realized a: she writes (novels that is) and b: she had a book deal! Needless to say, when I learned she was set to publish a debut novel, my excitement for her went sky high. Plus, she’s always and forever up for fangirl conversations which means, she’d be the girl to chat all things Endeavour or Jo and Professor Bahr with. Her latest novel is Rose in Three-Quarter Time. Amazon  | Goodreads

5: Dani Pettrey | From the final page of Dani’s debut novel, Submerged until her latest books, she’s been one of my favorite authors. Through the years I’ve had the honor of being on launch teams for her books, and she’s always been so kind with readers. Her latest novel is Cost of Betrayal (novella collection). Amazon | Goodreads

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6: Katherine Reay | Another lovely lady who writes lovely stories. Who wouldn’t enjoy the chance to meet an author who’s words made you wish you could write!? As is always the case, reading Katherine’s next novel (The Printed Letter Bookshop, out in 2019) is high on my reader priority list. Her latest novel is The Austen Escape. Amazon | Goodreads

7: Bell Renshaw | Bell’s Indie novella romances are darling, and she’s also a really nice person. Whether it’s her curated (aka beautiful) Instagram account or the encounters launch team members have with her, she’s always so positive and kind. Her latest novella is As Easy as Riding a Bike. Amazon | Goodreads

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8: Amber Stokes | Ah, the wonderful world of blogging. While I love many things about this community, one of them is the many people I’ve “met” over these 7 years. One of whom is this lovely lady. Again, I met Amber prior to her adding “author” to the list of her many talents. Her latest novella is Where Hearts Collide. Amazon | Goodreads

9: Sarah Sundin | Sarah’s beautiful WWII novels are forever one of my favorite new release books to pick up. Not only does she write charming historical novels, Sarah is also a generous author who is also so quick to chat with readers on Twitter, and even through blogs. Her latest novel is The Sea Before Us. Amazon | Goodreads

10: Melissa Tagg | Joy and romance are two words a reader can attribute to Melissa’s books. Joy is also a word you can say of Melissa’s content. Whether it’s her social media accounts (which is often full of her cute nieces and nephew) or her though-provoking blog posts, she’s a cool person to “know.” Her latest novel is All this Time. Amazon | Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday October 211: Becky Wade | Becky writes THE best romantic-comedy fiction, plus she’s been so kind to consider Finding Wonderland for each of her releases. Her books make me smile wide, and leave me wishing I could immediately pick up her next project. The let-down comes when I realize it’s a yearlong wait between each new book. Her latest novel is Falling for You. Amazon | Goodreads

12: Courtney Walsh | Courtney (like so many of these authors) has generously sent me a copy of her book, Change of Heart. It’s a novel I was thrilled to receive and also the first of her books I read. It did not disappoint. Her latest novel (which also doesn’t disappoint) is Just Look Up. Amazon | Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday October 213: Susan May Warren | Susan has written SO many novels, and not to be outdone by a number, she’s also writes across the genres. From historical to contemporary or contemporary suspense, she writes a multitude of genres, and each one she does brilliantly. If she tackles a new genre, I’ve no doubt she’ll do it well. Her latest novel is Wait for Me. Amazon | Goodreads

14: Kasie West | Love Kasie’s books. They’re like pieces of contemporary romantic-comedy magic. Her latest novel is Listen to your Heart. Amazon | Goodreads


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Tell me, which authors make your “must-meet” list? Is there a specific reason why you’d like to meet them? Share all your author and/or bookish thoughts below. I look forward to the conversations.

If you joined today’s meme, make sure and leave your Top Ten Tuesday links below so I can visit – or simply introduce your blog. I’d be glad to visit your bookish spaces.

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


  1. Kiera Cass and Kasie West would both be awesome to meet, I’m sure! The other ones I don’t know, but this is such an awesome topic. I like how you did your intro- it’s so true, authors and the worlds they create give us so much!

  2. Aww, I would be delighted to meet you too, Rissi! Thank you so much for including me on your list. :) I’ve gotten to know a few people in real life that I first met online: Casey Herringshaw (which was a lot of fun!), Sandra Leesmith (a super sweet client and friend!), and Josh. <3 It's totally weird at first, but then wonderful. :)


    P.S. Waving to Miranda! You and Rissi are too kind. :)

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