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Top Ten Authors We’ve Met
So, I have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to meeting authors. In order to “get ready” for BEA, Kim and I started going to book signings… well, just one, but it had multiple cozy authors. And then I went to BEA for 4 years in a row, Kim and I continuing to go to author signings (sometimes requiring a road trip), and now I work at a bookstore that hosts author events monthly. I am, gladly, drowning in amazing authors that I’ve have the honor to meet. Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, Maggie Stiefvater (pictured with her author friends Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yavanoff), Gretchen McNeil, Richelle Mead, Chelsea Cain, Maureen Johnson, Deborah Harkness (my first ever BEA author signing!), Eric Smith and Victoria Schwab are just a few of my favorites. I’ve gone to tons of author panels, and even moderated one with the amazing Megan Shepherd, Beth Revis, Megan Miranda and Gwenda Bond. I’ve met Miranda Kenneally multiple times, same with Stephanie Perkins. But it’s Top Ten, not Top Hundred, so I’ll shut up now. There are still tons of authors I have yet to meet- Stephen King, Erin Morgenstern top the list, but I definitely recommend going to author events. It changes how you feel about books once you know the stories behind them, and for me it elevates the experience.