I have had lots of fun in the 8 years I have been blogging, but the most fun has been meeting authors. And I mean in the flesh! It’s hard not to fan-girl when you finally get to meet your favorite author, and I have mostly succeeded. Okay, I probably haven’t, but the writers I have met have all been so gracious to overlook my enthusiasm!
This week the folks at The Broke And The Bookish are talking about authors we’ve met and those we’d like to meet. So I am introducing you to an even dozen of fabulous authors that I have interacted with over the years. To find out who other bloggers are talking about, click HERE.
Top 12 Authors I’ve Met (And Those I Want To)
Author’s I’ve Actually Met! Squeal!
Liz Curtis Higgs — I have been a
stalker fan of Liz for years. I have gotten to meet her several times and interviewed her twice. She is just as funny in person as she is on stage and in videos. She is also very gracious and welcoming.
Cynthia Ruchti — Cynthia was my first, interview that is. I was so nervous! I’m sure I babbled and made no sense whatsoever. But she was great and made the experience great. Her women’s fiction is the best!
Elizabeth Musser — I interviewed Elizabeth after reading several of her books. She is a favorite of my book club, and since she is a Georgia girl she had some great tips for road trips for her books.
Kathi Macias — Kathi is passionate about her subject matter. She broke my heart describing some of the background for her novels. If you want a book with a missions emphasis, you need to check her out.
Robert Whitlow — Robert Whitlow is another favorite of my book club. During my interview of him, he basically gave me the whole story of his then WIP. His wife kept trying to get him to hush, but he was so excited about the project, and I promised not to tell! 😉
Tracy Groot — My book clubs had the great pleasure of hosting Tracy for a Meet and Greet. And because I am the coordinator for the groups, I got to take her out to dinner! My husband and I had the best time with Tracy and her husband. Her books are fabulous, by the way!
Suzanne Woods Fisher — The first time I met Suzanne, I was standing in line to get a book signed by another writer, and she was too! A little later we were in line to get into an author’s luncheon, and she invited me to sit with her. Oh yeah, I did! She is the sweetest.
Ginny Yttrup — It was country come to town when I attended a Christy Award dinner in Atlanta. I sat at an in the back table with some wonderful people, including Ginny. She had just released her first novel and was making the rounds of the conference. The next year in Orlando, I had the pleasure of congratulating her on her Christy Award!
Authors I Feel Like I’ve Met, But I Haven’t
I am friends with the following authors. Ok, it’s online — FB and Twitter. But I do interact with these authors and really want to meet them in person one day. Hopefully, they won’t run the other way!
Richard Mabry — He calls me Beckie By The Book, and I don’t discourage him. Richard has been great to include me on his influencer teams.
Rachel Dylan — I have been reading Rachel’s books for years and been on her influencer teams. I am so excited that she will be releasing a new series for Bethany in the Fall. Here’s hoping she makes it to Georgia for a book tour.
Lisa Harris — Lisa is a missionary in Africa, so I’m not sure I’ll ever get the chance to actually meet her, but I sure want to. I love, love her romantic suspense.
Rachel McMillan — Rachel has a big internet presence and an active tweeter and poster to Intagram. I’ve enjoyed traveling with her!