Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Questions I Have For Authors


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors. Honestly, when I’ve been given the opportunity to actually ask authors question in person, I’ve almost always froze up. Authors are my version of celebrities. Given this, I loved this weeks topic, it’s a fun theoretical exercise in the theoretical questions I would ask authors if I wasn’t so anxious.

  1. To Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare and The Switch – Can I please, please beta read The Roadtrip (her third and forthcoming book)?
  2. To Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game – Can you write fifty more workplace rom coms and force them to make the movie for The Hating Game sooner?
  3. To Mindy Kaling, author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me – Can we please be best friends?
  4. To Marissa Meyer, author of Renegades – How do you always come up with such compelling ideas for books?
  5. To Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential – What country was the most impactful to visit in terms of food and culture?
  6. To Christina Lauren, author of The Unhoneymooners – What is your process for cowriting books? Do you alternate chapters? Do you edit each others work?
  7. To Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & The Six – What bands most heavily influenced Daisy Jones & The Six?
  8. To Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl – Why did you choose to end this book the way you did out of the two clear ending options?
  9. To Casey McQuiston, author of Red, White, and Royal Blue – Can I have a copy of One Last Stop like yesterday?
  10. To Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games – How did you come to the decision to write a book about Snow? How did you decide the prequel would be about those particular games?

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  1. Great questions! I especially love the one about Daisy Jones. I haven’t read it but I think she said somewhere it was Fleetwood Mac influenced, which is probably not a surprise but I’m sure she had some other awesome 70’s band influences too.

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