TGIF is hosted by Ginger @ GReads! I found it through the fabulous blog run by the lovely Melissa & really liked the questions being asked so I thought I'd join in!
Authors Are Our Celebrities: Have you ever contacted an author you admired? How did that experience go? If not, which author would you love to have a chat with?
I've actually contacted several authors that I like & had responses that have been great to read or interact with. My most recent was when I contacted LJ Smith (writer of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, and MY FAVORITE The Forbidden Game). I emailed her hoping that she would not ever give The Forbidden Game to The CW because I have watched them destroy both TVD & TSC by trying to warp them into Twilight knock-offs. And LJ emailed me back within minutes! She promised me that she had a new agent who was protecting her rights which she unfortunately was too young & naive to know she was signing away 20 years ago when she signed with Alloy. She also said that The Forbidden Game had been optioned for a MOVIE! Result! I cannot wait for that though I'm sure I'll be super picky about who they cast. Especially for Julian. And people, if you have not read The Forbidden Game, you must. Now.
I routinely interact with some of my most favorite authors on Twitter & via email too. Rusty Fischer, Jenn Sommersby, Angela Carlie, Theresa Lo, Kimberly Pauley, Christina J. Adams, & Elsie Chapman are all chatty on Twitter & in email from time to time. I love picking their brains or reading their blogs on the processes of writing. I miss them when they duck out of sight for a while, as another of my favorites Anne Michaud has done for a few months. Authors definitely are my celebs. They are fantastic. One author, PD Martin who is an Australian author, almost named a character after me in one of her books when I entered a contest with why my name would fit so well, to which she personally replied even though I didn't win.
Authors I would love to interact more (or at all) with but haven't yet would have to be CJ Redwine, Mara Purnhagen, Dean Koontz, Lauren Henderson, & Agatha Christie (though I know it's impossible to talk with Christie since she's long been gone).