Friday, 22 July 2011

Follow Friday (6) - Author Brain Picking!

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkie and Alison. It's a really fun way to get to know other bloggers and pick up a few new followers on the way.

This weeks question is: Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

This is a pretty tough question. I would love to sit down with ANY published author and be able to pick their brain so being able to choose is a bit of a treat.  OK, here goes:

1. Jane Austen. Jane (if I could call her that, and I assume I can because I've wrestled her from beyond the grave) is one of the most amazing writers I have ever read. Her stories are timeless and her characters unforgettable. I'm sure that just being in her presence would give me inspiration. Talent by osmosis if you will.

2. Isobelle Carmody. I'm not sure if I can use this as a harassment session and ask/plead with her to finish the next book in the Obernewtyn series. I love them so much. I've been waiting 10 years for closure and it's not surprising that I've gone a bit nuts in the meantime.

3. Suzanne Collins. I am a little (lot!) Hunger Games Trilogy crazy right now, so the thought of being able to meet Suzanne Collins is sending me into a frenzy. What would I grill her about? WHAT HAPPENED TO GALE?????


  1. Those are some awesome choices. I'm so excited to see how THG translates to the big screen after the impression it left in written form. Awesome book! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me when you get a chance.

  2. Jane Austen is a perfect choice.

    Here's my FF

  3. Love your answers! Oh, Jane Austen. She is simply incredible. To sit and talk to her and Suzanne Collins would complete me.

    Old follower hopping through. (:

    My Follow Friday Post.

  4. Joder: How good is THG? I cannot wait until the movie comes out. Not sure how I feel about the casting though.

    Valerie & Laura: Thanks for stopping by again. Happy Friday!

  5. Hopping through. Jane Auten is a great pick! I'd like to see what she thinks of the P&P movies.
    My Hop

  6. Hi there, I'm hopping through.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  7. Alison & Pedantic: Thanks for stopping by again this week. Fridays are so much more fun now :)

  8. Hi, I am a new follower just passing through. I think it would be awesome to meet Jane Austen. Her books are great.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

  9. Jane Austen would make for very good company, I imagine. I'm a new follower from
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Danielle & Che: Thanks so much for following. Looking forward to talking books and things with you!

  11. Hi & Happy Friday!

    Great author picks - I wish there was a follow-on in the HG trilogy with a HEA for Gale {sigh}.

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend :)

  12. Can i tag along when you chat with Suzanne Collins!? I Confess that i dont like to read Jane Austen, but i love to watch the movies. I cant stand reading the lazy like that, I need modern fast paced conversation. Me and my 13yr old daughter reeeaaaaalllly want to know more abt what happened to Gale too. Big sigh.

  13. Sharon: Thanks for stopping by again!

    Lani: I always read the Jane Austen books after I watch the movies so I have some clue what's going on :) I feel like I am Gale's only supporter sometimes so you can definitely come along.

  14. Poor Gale, I feel bad about him...but he made his choices, you know? I'm obsessed with The Hunger Games...and it's only worse now that they've released that gorgeous motion-poster for the film. So pretty! I want a Mockingjay pin... :)

    Great author choices! New follower.
    BJ @ Dark Side of the Covers

  15. Hello! :DI'm not doing this week's FF haha but I totally get why you'd pick Suzanne Collins. I NEED to know what happened to Gale. Did he find a new love? Did he have kids?! So many questions, and from what I remember they weren't answered in the last book! ):

  16. Jane Austen is amazing, Sense and Sensibilities is my fave! I'm also enjoying the Hunger Games, just need to read Mockingjay and see what happens. The film should be interesting.

    Happy Friday! New follower here, hopping through.

    You are invited to my blog at Full Moon Dreaming!

  17. Great choices! And I love the picture! It's my favorite version of P&P! I'm a new follower. My answers are up at Coffee Table Reviews.

  18. Some very great picks!!!

    Happy Firday!! New Follower!!!

  19. I would love to meet Suzanne Collins, even though I was a little disappointed by how The Hunger Games ended.

    I love your blog header. What a neat image, that bookish tree.

  20. Hey All, thanks so much for stopping by and following. Looking forward to sharing all the blog magic with you!

  21. Don't cringe...I have never read a Jane Austen book. I know, I know I just have to make time for them. New follower!

  22. Hi. Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices.


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