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Super Six Sunday: Authors I’d like to meet/loved meeting :)

1 Jul 2013

Super Six Sunday is a meme created by Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by "Top Ten Tuesdays" by The Broke and Bookish.

Author’s I’d like to meet/loved meeting
I have a confession to make; I think I’ve only met one author in my entire life. There were several opportunities for me to meet some of my favourite authors over the past few years, however I was always either busy/something important came up on the day.  Examples include Becca Fitzpatrick, Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman and Abbi Glines. This list will therefore be comprised of ONE author I’ve met & 5 I’d love to meet one day!

I had the opportunity to meet Rachel Vincent during the Harlequin Summit held earlier this year in February. Rachel was so lovely and absolutely hilarious! I lost count of the number of times I cracked up when she talked to us :)

Harry Potter is my all-time favourite series<3 It would be such an honour to meet J.K Rowling in person!

Katie McGarry’s books are an automatic buy for me. Pushing The Limits was definitely my favourite book of 2012 and I also loved Dare You To so needless to say, I’d LOVE to meet Katie in real life! Hopefully she’ll visit Australia one day!<3

Unfortunately, I missed Gayle’s event in Sydney earlier this year :( Gayle’s meet and greet in Sydney was on the same day as my friend’s mock court trial and since I’d promised I’d go support my friend, I wasn’t able to attend the event. It’s a pity I missed it, but hopefully there’ll be another chance for me to meet Gayle in the future!

I’ve been a fan of Julie's since her debut novel The Iron King came out in 2010! Ash quickly became my favourite book boyfriend of all time and I’d like nothing more than to meet the mastermind behind the creation of one of my favourite characters ever<3 Hopefully Julie will visit Australia one day as well! :)

I LOVEEEEED Slammed and Point of Retreat!!! (So did my friends when I lent the books to them!!) Colleen’s my favourite NA author so I hope I get to meet her and have all my books signed one day! 

What about you? Who are some of the authors you've met or who are you dying to meet? :)


  1. Ahh fun post. Some great picks up there! I would want to meet Stephen King and Anne Rice two of my favs and also Richelle Mead. I did get to meet Laini Taylor recently and I am trying to get over and meet Kevin Hearne tomorrow!

  2. I'd love to meet J.K. Rowling and Gayle Forman! I'm glad you were able to meet Rachel Vincent. She's always really fun online, so I'm not surprised that she had you laughing. :) Susan Ee, Suzanne Collins and Melina Marchetta would make my list too. :)

  3. Hi Shirley,
    I think I saw you at PTA live last Monday, am I right? I saw your header on display and I thought to myself "OMG I love that blog, I'd love to meet Shirley". But unfortunatley we didn't get a chance to meet. I finished The Iron King just last week and loved it to pieces, meeting Julie Kagawa is definatley something I'd love. Awesome Post, thanks for sharing.

    - Sunny A Sunny Spot Blog

    1. Heyyyy Sunny! Unfortunately I couldn't make it to PTA live last week :( But dw, there will be lots more chances for us to meet in the future <3

    2. Haha hopefully :) Your header was on display and I recognised it immediately. I'm looking forward to be a regular commenter.

  4. Great list and such a cute pic of you and Rachel Vincent! I'd love to meet J.K. Rowling, too! That would be amazing!

  5. I missed out on Gayle too (but I can't complain because I was at BEA!) but I would love to meet her! Let's hope she comes back soon :)

  6. Gah, I live so far away from all my favorite authors that I've never met them. But I hope to, one day. Especially JK Rowling. Woot =D


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