If I Could…

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? 


11 thoughts on “If I Could…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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