Considering all the books I have read, you can bet that I have also ran into some pretty fantastic authors as well. Some I feel like I’m basically friends with, with the amount that we talk.
This post will focus on five authors of books that I’ve read who’ve I had contact with, but maybe never met. And, consider this post a recommendation to also read their books!
I originally fell in love with Julia’s writing when I stumbled upon a review of her first book Unicorn Tracks on The BookAvid. Ever since then, I have not only enjoyed Julia’s writing, but also a friendship with the author. She’s just a very sweet person, and very supportive of the LGBT+ community. She’s very dedicated to her novels and the characters in them. I look up to her in so many ways, and one of these days I just really want to meet her and tell her that to her face. For now, this post will have to do.
Richard Ford Burley – Author of Mouse
I met Richard through Twitter, like most of the authors on this list, a little before Mouse came out. Since then, we’ve chatted constantly about a variety of things, including his fantastic book. Richard is just a wonderful person, and I feel like he’d be an amazing person to meet face-to-face. Richard wrote #OwnVoices autism rep into Mouse, and, from what I’ve read as of writing this post is that I can only highly recommend it. He’s such a great friend, so it’s hard not to either way.
Mackenzi Lee – Author of This Monstrous Thing, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, and Bygone Badass Broads.
I have actually already met Mackenzi once, on The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue book tour. She was so funny, and I was so interested in the discussion that I didn’t realize how fast it went by! She is such a wonderful person, and I wish it would have been an option to sit down with her longer and just talk. Her passion over Mary Shelley and history was just inspiring, as well as her dedication to wanting more diversity.
Linsey Miller – Author of Mask of Shadows
I really only want to meet Linsey to ask WHY THE HELL she left me at that cliffhanger in Mask of Shadows. Like WHO DOES THAT??? Seriously, that was a jerk move, and I have words to say to her.
Okay, that was a lie. Linsey just seems like such a joy on Twitter, plus she wrote an amazing book that literally ripped my heart out. (Yes, I’m still bitter about this. Like we don’t even have a TITLE for the next one.) I really just loved hearing about her thought process and other ideas during the MoS Twitter chat, and I just feel like she would be an amazing person to get to know.
Long Macchiatos and Monsters was the first book I read that had really good, solid enby rep that I connected to on a personal level. If anything, I would want to meet Alison just to say thank you, for everything they’ve done. Ida and LMaM remain extremely close to my heart, and I cannot recommend them enough.