If I could choose ten authors to sit down and chat with, whether dead or alive, the below would be my pick in no particular order:
1) J.R.R. Tolkien- master of fantasy and creating languages, characters and lands
2) C.S. Lewis- master of metaphors, magic, apologetics
3) Diane Satterfield- master of eerie, intelligent stories that penetrate the soul
4) J.K. Rowling- master of a legendary child’s tale that took the world by storm; in fact, is still taking the world by storm all these years later
5) Edgar Allen Poe- master of horror and heart-pounding suspense; the one that started it all
6) Fyodor Dostoyevsky- master of making people think beyond the surface
7) Dean Koontz- master of horrors so complex, so detailed they feel as if they could come to life
8) Ted Dekker- master of suspense and thrillers that have a deeper message- thrillers that keep you interested long after the last page has been read
9) Francine Rivers- master of telling great tales that tear emotions from you and make you feel
10) F. Scott Fitzgerald- master of stories that mean much more than the surface shows
Of course, I have many more I would love to talk with, but I did say only ten…
Who would your ten be?
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Interesting list you’ve put together…Half of them would definitely would be on my list…though I think at the top would have to be Philip K. Dick…because I think he would be an interesting person to talk with about almost any subject imaginable…
I’ve never read him, mostly because I don’t do Sci-Fi, but I should look into him.
I don’t really read Sci-fi either…If you don’t mind a suggestion, look into his novel “A Scanner Darkly”…It’s more post-modern than anything…
Okay, I definitely will! Thanks for the suggestion!
Mostly I’d want to talk to ones who I want to yell at a little … Margaret Mitchell, Maud Hart Lovelace, C.S. Lewis … but also ones who I just want to talk to, like Gene Stratton Porter.
Haha…I hadn’t thought of that!
Great list. I agree with most of it. But I’d probably take Satterfield and Rivers off the list and put Arthur C Clarke and Tom Clancy in their place. Oh, and Isaac Asimov. Not sure who I’d replace to add him.
You’ve picked some great writers for sure! I would love to chat with C.S. Lewis and Francine Rivers. I think other authors I’d enjoy chatting with would be Tamera Alexander (writes historical fiction) as I enjoy her rich descriptions of scenes and places. Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love would also be neat to talk to just about her life and dreams.
Hmm…never heard of Tamera Alexander. I’ll look her up 🙂
Wow, what a question. I’d go Donald Miller, Elizabeth Gilbert, Allison Fallon, Gretchen Rubin, Rob Bell, C.S. Lewis, John Marsden, Paul Jennings, Anne Lamott, and Natalie Goldberg. So fun!
Great list. Definitely agree in Tolkien, Rowling, and Fitzgerald. Always on my list are Connie May Fowler and Ron Rash and A. S. Byers.