5 Authors I’d Like to Meet

Happy Friday! It’s time for the MFRW 52 week blog hop for 2018!

Welcome to week 6: 5 Authors I’d Like to meet (dead or alive).

Mark Twain –  I was greatly inspired by Mark Twain when I was younger, and after visiting Hannibal, Missouri I was even more motivated. For a man who wrote sagacious wit,  he lived a tragic life. It makes me realize how much we often take for granted and motivates me to do better. I would love to sit down over a cup of coffee or tea with him and ask a million questions and let him regale me with his sardonic humor.

J.R.R. Tolkien – To get inside his head! Oh my, can you just imagine?? Where did he get the ideas for . . . (fill in the blank) What inspired specific characters?  Did he write linear? Did he write chronologically? Who did he feel influenced him?

Anne McCaffrey – The queen of all things dragon! Oh to discuss her dragon world would be amazing!

Katie McAlister – I would LOVE to sit down over lunch and talk shop with this amazing woman. I adore her sense of humor, her writing style and OK, it would probably have to be a full day’s worth because I would fangirl her so hard for the first several hours. SQUEAL!!!!   Seriously though,  I would love to meet her in person.

Chatty Chicks (Cathy Brockman, Vicki Locey, Misty Harvey, Amity Riles, and Emily Joy Grace Thompson! These women have kept me writing when I was so close to throwing in the towel numerous times.  They have shared my ups and downs.  They’ve offered a cyber shoulder to cry on, a cyber party to share our victories, and numerous hours of writing sprints! We would need a supply of coffee and cocoa, maybe some biscuits to snack on and several hours to visit in person. (OK, technically this is more than 5, but there is no way I could pick one of my chatty chick sisters and not the others, it’s a package deal!)

On a similar note, last year at Penned Con I got the chance to meet Angie Fox! I’ve adored her for years. When I found out she was a local St. Louisan, I hoped that some day I could meet her and I DID!!! By the way, she’s just as amazing in person. I hope I didn’t emberass her by fangirling her. I tried to act cool, but you know how it is, right?  I don’t think I could have been any less cool if I had met Jensen Ackles in person. GAH!!!

Go check out what the other authors are saying in this blog hop. You can find their links here:

MFRW 52 Week Challenge

Write on my friend, write on!

Meme Time: the Power of Four

I had a lot planned, really I did.  However, with my impending deadline hours away I decided to go with this.  Enjoy!

Slight deviation from original plans, but sometimes change is necessary and good. Here’s a lot of useless information about me that you didnt’ need to know.  that picture up there?  Yeah that’s my goal.  To blast through my obstacles achieving both my writing and my fitness goals.  (One day my legs will look that awesome!)

Meme Time: The Power of Four was created to start something fun in updating our blogs. It also gives our readers a chance to get to know us better. Here’s just a bit about me. I copy and pasted the list, put it my own answers, and now I shall tag four other people.

Four Places I have worked/Jobs I have had
U.S. Department of Defense; (Defense Mapping Agency: Aerospace Center); cartographer
Jefferson County Assessor’s Office; cartographer
Hillsboro R-3 School District; substitute teacher
Dino’s Pizza; waitress, cashier, delivery person ( I sucked as a waitress!)
Four Places I Have Lived:
Festus, MO
Cedar Hill, MO
Pevely, MO
Cape Girardeau, MO
Four Movies I Could Watch Again and Again:
The Quiet Man
Rob Roy
James Bond movies – Sean Connery or Daniel Craig especially
Four Television Shows I Watch
Burn Notice
Game of Thrones
Four Authors I Enjoy:
Karen Marie Moning
Katie McAlister
Clive Cussler
Louise Rennison
Four Places I Have Travelled To:
Myrtle Beach, SC
Orlando, FL
San Francisco, CA
Ft. Worth, TX
Four Websites I Visit Daily:
    Don’t really visit any others daily; weekly maybe
Four of My Favorite Foods:
barbecued anything
chocolate ice cream
cherry anything
Four Places I’d Rather Be:
Punta Cana
Nova Scotia
Four People I Want to Tag:
Cathy Brockman
Penelope Price
Tasha Turner
Sian Young
If you’ve been tagged, make your own list and link back to this post.  Have fun with it and have a great day!
Regular blogging will return tomorrow.  I’m on a deadline here people!!!
Write on my friends, write on!