Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors (Living or dead. You can post 10 questions for one author, one question each for 10 different authors, or anything else!).
Hello Readers! Today’s topic is a hard one for me. Anytime I come across the question of what would I ask my favorite author, I draw a blank. It’s an overwhelming question because I have so many favorite authors, and I always want to ask something unique, something that they’ve never been asked before. So I almost went off-topic, but since I did that last week, I decided to force myself to stick to this one. It’s good to be challenged sometimes, right??
I’ll be listing these in no particular order because how could I pick a favorite author?? That’s like picking a favorite child!
(Link to Goodreads author profile through author’s name.
Link to Goodreads synopsis through book title.)
Outlander has so many layers and characters, it shouldn’t be too hard to come up with a question for the author, but I think I would like to ask her:
Q: Did you know how the Outlander series would end when you started it?
So a few months ago I would have said my number one question for Stephenie Meyer, the author of The Twilight Saga, would have been when will you finish Midnight Sun, but now she’s given us that beautiful book—and while I hate to start pestering her already—I would love to ask her:
Q: Will you ever write a book solely focusing on Alice?
I was a bit obsessed with Edith Wharton in college and I would love to ask her:
Q: Which one of your novels was the most autobiographical.
Elizabeth Acevedo is a new author I’ve discovered, and I fell hard for her characters that leap off the page. I would love to ask her:
Q: Is there a character you’ve created that came to you almost fully formed?
I can definitely say Maggie Stiefvater is among my top-5 favorite authors. I’ve loved everything I’ve ever read by her. I’ve attended a signing and a writer’s workshop with her, but thankfully I didn’t have to think of a question to ask her. And while I admit the ending of The Raven King left me with many unanswered questions, I’m hoping it means they’ll show up in the Dreamer Trilogy. But now that I’ve had some time to think about it, I would love to know:
Q: What new adventures will Gansey find himself in now that he no longer has to search for Glendower?
Cassandra Clare has created so many unique characters in the Shadowhunter Chronicles universe. With every book I think she won’t be able to do it again, but she always delivers. One of my favorite characters is Magnus Bane. And I’m sure this question has been asked, but let’s pretend it hasn’t. I would love to ask her:
Q: Who/What inspired the character of Magnus Bane?
Blake Crouch created one of the most enigmatic characters I’ve come across in Good Behavior. I feel like there’s so much of her story left. I would love to ask him:
Q: Will there be any more books featuring Letty Dobesh?
I’ve known what question I would ask Dean Koontz for years:
Q: Will the next installment in the Moonlight Bay series ever be published??
It doesn’t bother me as much as some readers that Stephanie Plum, the main character in the Stephanie Plum series, continues to be torn between Joe and Ranger even after 27 books (!!), but I would like to ask Janet Evanovich:
Q: Did you have an ending planned when you started the Stephanie Plum series?
I was so happy to see The Lunar Chronicles on so many Top Ten Tuesday lists last week. It’s well-deserved. I would love to ask Marissa Meyer:
Q: If you decided to do a spin-off series from The Lunar Chronicles, which character would you choose to focus on?
Would you like to know the answers to any of these questions, too? Let me know in the comments!