Friday, November 17, 2017

*Book Blogger Hop* 17 November 2017

We are on to a new week for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by the lovely folks over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This weeks questions is:
If you had an author-only Thankgsgiving party, who would you invite? (submitted by Kristin @Lukten av Trykksverte)
I'm going to cheat a little bit this week. I know that shouldn't theoretically be possible to answer a question, but I consider it cheating because my answer isn't going to involve thinking about which authors I super want to meet just because or anything like that. No. I'm turning this Thanksgiving party into a business meeting. I'm only inviting authors that I proofread for because I feel it would be a good thing to meet the people I work with in person, and what better way to do that than invite them all to Thanksgiving (it makes my feast a business write-off after all). So who am I inviting to dinner?

I'm inviting Ginna Moran, author of several different YA series, most of them paranormal. I'm going to insist that she bring along some macarons from the bakery that was the inspiration for Nora's favorite bakery in If This Was a Movie.

Next on the guest list would be Jillian Ashe. She writes science fiction, so I'd like her to bring a recipe that seems almost like it came from out of this world, much like Kat first experienced in My Delicate Destruction.

Next up is Mary Ting. She writes a variety of books from YA paranormal to dystopian and also writes in a more adult genre under a pen name. I had to think for a while on what I'd want her to bring, but I think in honor of Davin, I'd just ask her to bring chips and salsa. They're pretty much his favorite food in The Chosen Knights.

I absolutely can't forget Alexandrea Weis. She writes erotic paranormal romance. She's also from Louisiana and I have it in my head that everyone in Louisiana knows how to make beignets, which from the books I read are supposed to be eaten warm, so they should really be made on the spot. So I'm going to request that she make some beignets for us. In return I'll gladly make some Rice Krispie treats for her raccoon Rodney (who is also absolutely invited to dinner provided he can make the trip.)

We can't forget my other Louisiana author, Mary Theriot, either. She writes paranormal mystery type stories (mostly), and is ALWAYS writing about étouffées and gumbo, so I'm gonna' need her to make one of those for us (because I've never had either).

I've also got to send a invitation to D.M. Earl. She writes MC-type romance stories, so I'm putting her in charge of libations, because I'm pretty sure she'd be great at choosing those wisely (and it's the first thing I thought of when I thought about her books.)

I'm also saving a seat for Lisa Suzanne. She writes contemporary erotic romance and I'm asking her to take care of the salad because her characters are always making and eating salads with pretty much all of their meals, and that's just not something that I'm good at.

So those are the authors that I'd really expect to accept my invites because we've worked together on several books already. But I'm a firm believer in the more-the-merrier philosophy of Thanksgiving feasts, and I always over prepare (I make four desserts for my family of four's Thanksgiving dinner for crying out loud). So I'm also going to be shooting off invites to the following authors I've worked with, in case they want to attend.

S.H. Richardson
Amanda Kaitlyn
Michele Gantz
Beth Hale
Liana Gardner
Stu Jones
Gareth Worthington
Thommy Hutson
Michael David Ward
Dylan Jones

and Italia Gandolfo gets an automatic invite for introducing me to several of these authors.

So who would you invite to an authors only Thanksgiving dinner? - Katie

*If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to leave a link to your post so I can check out who you're inviting to dinner.*

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  1. You proofread for Mary Ting? I am reading her book for blog tour right now! That is so cool :) I like your spin on this question!

    1. I do have the pleasure of proofreading for Mary Ting. Which book of hers are you reading right now? - Katie

  2. This is a great idea. I loved it.

  3. This sounds like an awesome feast. I’m there!

  4. It's always fun to put a face to a name! This is a fun list and I think your add ins would definitely make it merrier!

    1. Absolutely, and then I could justify making a dozen desserts which is what I absolutely want to do when planning any get together.

      Thanks for stopping by. - Katie

  5. Awesome list! I, too, chose the authors that I work for.

    1. It certainly makes it easier to narrow the list down some. Thanks for stopping by. - Katie