Of course when we say “authors we’d like to meet” we mean authors we’d like to meet if we weren’t so introverted. And, as you can tell, a few of us are less introverted than others and would actually like to meet them. We’re really not for this whole “If you could meet an author, who would you meet thing” because I have basically zero desire to meet any authors. I know that sounds a bit weird, but I want their books – not them. However, there are a few authors whose brains we would like to pick and poke at.
Talking with H.G. Wells about his ‘In the Days of the Comet‘ would be interesting. His other works are good, and get a lot of attention. However, that’s the story I’d really like to talk about with him.
Donald Moffitt, who died back in 2014 had an amazing mind. I read his last book first and his first book last. I really feel like he didn’t get nearly the attention he deserved. His imagination was a fantastic one.
There aren’t too many authors that I’d like to meet. Most of the ones that I’d like to are dead. Jane Austen is one of them but she’s not horror so she won’t work here (although I’d love to know what kind of horror she would have written, most likely tongue-in-cheek would be my guess). With authors that are so well-known they almost have their own mythology built up around them. I’d be interested in seeing if they are the same in person.
H.R. Wakefield is another that I’d be curious about. Most of his correspondence was destroyed and as far as I could tell most of the stories about him come from a niece that couldn’t have been very old at the time. so I would want to meet him…just to see. I’m not sure what it says about me that I want to meet all of the jerks to see if they’re really jerks.
So that’s our list of authors that we’d like to meet. We’d love to know yours so drop us a comment!
GracieKat was the first co-host of Sci-Fi & Scary, Lilyn’s partner-in-crime, and sub-head of the Coolthulhu Crew. She reviews horror books, movies, and games for the site. She also does a weekly Focus on the Frightful feature, and is the site list-maker. She is also in control of the Sci-Fi & Scary podcast which will relaunch soon.
Gracie is also a member of the Ladies of Horror Fiction crew.