Top Ten Tuesday: My (mostly) Impossible Bucket List of Authors to Meet

Posted March 28, 2017 by meezcarrie in C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Top Ten Tuesday / 27 Comments

It’s all about authors today on Top Ten Tuesday! Specifically, authors we’d love to meet or can’t believe we’ve met, etc. If you’ve been here on the blog for a half a minute, you know that I’m one of the stewards of the Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat (find out about this year’s event in Cincy) – a gathering of Christian fiction authors and readers. Last year, our inaugural year, I met so many authors I could hardly believe it! Dreams coming true right and left… and when BECKY WADE walked up to the author registration table, I lost all ability to form words in the middle of my spiel 😛

In next week’s post, I’m going to talk a little more about #CFRR2016 and some of the fangirling I did there! But for today, I’m going to show you my (mostly impossible) bucket list of authors I’d like to meet. The reason it’s mostly impossible? Well, they’re all dead 😛

BUT … I have hope that one day I’ll get to walk through heaven with several of these authors and chat about Jesus and fiction and why I don’t like tea. haha!

C.S. Lewis

“But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. “

J.R.R. Tolkien

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”

Jane Austen

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Lucy Maud Montgomery

“But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne with an ‘e’.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”

Emily Dickinson

“I’ll tell you how the sun rose, a ribbon at a time.”

Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

O. Henry

“There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl.”

Agatha Christie

“Poirot,” I said. “I have been thinking.”
“An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”

What about you? Who are some of the authors on your bucket list to meet?



27 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: My (mostly) Impossible Bucket List of Authors to Meet

  1. Megan Hamsher

    Janette Oke
    Sarah Sundin
    Tricia Goyer
    Michael Phillips
    Judith Pella
    Irene Hannon
    Tessa Afshar
    Mesu Andrews
    Debbie Macomber
    Sheryl Woods

  2. Courtney

    I love your list! Others I would add to mine:
    Frank Perretti
    LaHaye and Jenkins
    Randy Alcorn

  3. Yes, Jane Austen!! I would love to meet her. For people that are alive, I’d love to meet Becky Wade, Hillary Manton Lodge, Sarah Monzon, Mikal Dawn, Jennifer Rodewald…

    The first time I met Ronie Kendig I went mute, lol. Talk about fangirling.

    • Carrie

      haha!! I’ve met all of those lovely authors except Hillary and Ronie – but I cannot WAIT to meet Ronie (and probably go mute in fangirlish delight) at this year’s CFRR!! 😀

  4. LaVyrle Spencer would top my list. She quite writing many years ago after the death of one of her children. I miss her books so much. I re-read some of them. It would be cool to meet Sandra Brown.

  5. I got to meet Francine Rivers in an elevator at a conference, opened my mouth to whisper to my sister Jaime Jo, and she hissed, “Do NOT ask her for an elevator selfie, Laurie.” LOL My sisters have to help this fangirl behave.

    • Carrie

      LOL LOL!!! I would have totally gone for the elevator selfie… assuming I could actually speak 😉

  6. Rebecca Maney

    I would have to agree with the CFRR fan-girl-ing. What a treat!

    C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Laura Ingalls Wilder would definitely top my wish-to-meet authors. I could also add Carolyn Keene and Grace Livingston Hill as authors who greatly influenced my love of reading as a child. . . . and believe it or not, I loved James Fenimore Cooper as a teen. So it’s no wonder that I am a huge fan of Laura Frantz (whom I have met) and Lori Benton (whom I would love to meet)!

  7. Kay Garrett

    To just name a few but mine are amonst the living 🙂 –
    Debbie Macomber
    Melissa McClone
    Janette Oke
    Kelly Irvin
    Elizabeth Boyle
    Karen Rock
    Laura V. Hilton
    Kelly Irvin
    AND of course, Carrie Schmidt! Who introduced me to a lot on this list through your interviews and reviews. THANK YOU!

  8. I’m not sure I would be able to say anything coherent (my introvert nature), but I would love to meet all of these authors and so many more if only to thank them for the blessings of their stories.

  9. Winnie Thomas

    I can’t wait to meet all the authors at CFRR, but I’m sure I’ll be tongue-tied and
    all coherent thoughts will immediately leave my brain.

  10. Erica Vetsch

    Yes, please, to your entire list.

    I would add to mine, Dick Francis, Zane Grey, Ellis Peters, and Elizabeth Peters.

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