Dream Author Panel

Everyone booklover has their dream author panel containing their favorite authors. I am no exception. To be completely honest, I spend 50% of the time I’m awake daydreaming, and the majority of those dreams are about meeting my favorite authors.

Everbrite has this ongoing project that help people find events that they may be interested in, including things like author panels and book signings. When they talked about building your own dream author panel, I had to make one of my own. You can check out their website at https://www.eventbrite.com/l/conferences/.


My dream panel contains fantasy authors because 95% of the books I read is fantasy. One thing that these authors have in common for me is that I’m curious about their world building and writing processes. All of them have written amazing books that I absolutely love and it would be a dream come true to meet any of them.

51ld41xmnrl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Brandon Sanderson

Mistborn blew my mind. This was the very first high fantasy novel that I read, and my mind couldn’t completely wrap itself around the sheer amazingness of the story. Ever since I finished the book, I kept on wondering how Sanderson came up with the idea of consuming metals and having certain powers.

Sarah J. Maas

I love Sarah J. Maas and her writing. If my constant fangirling over her books doesn’t give you a clue, I don’t know what does. I love Throne of Glass series so much that I creep out my friends my family when I talk about it sometimes. Anywho, I’m more interested in the plot development rather than the world development. There are so many twists and turns in the series I never expected.

IMG_4551Leigh Bardugo

I want to know how Leigh Bardugo came up with the whole plot of Six of Crows and what inspired her to write this duology that takes place in the same world as The Grisha Trilogy.  Six of Crows is one of those books that every little move that the characters make all lead up to something big at the end. AND THAT ENDING THOUGH! Gosh I can’t handle how intense it was.

Cassandra Clare

The one thing I want to know about Cassandra Clare and her writing process is if she planned all the side stories of Tessa/Will/Jem before she started writing The Mortal Instruments series. I found it so interesting how the stories in The Infernal Devices affected my experience with the last couple books of her original series.

Marissa Meyer

What made the Lunar Chronicles stand out to me is how you can distinctingly see which classic fairytale Marissa Meyer is retelling in each book, but also how it all combines into one big original story. I want to know what inspired her to write the series and why she chose certain fairytales to retell.


Who is in your dream author panel?

If you could meet your favorite authors in a panel, what would you ask them?

What would be the general theme of your dream panel?


Until next time….


9 thoughts on “Dream Author Panel

  1. TheReadingCorner346 11/25/2016 / 9:40 am

    My dream authors are Raina Telgimeier, Rick Riordan, and J.K.Rowling.

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  2. Kate (Reading Through Infinity) 11/25/2016 / 9:52 am

    Nice panel! This is pretty similar to mine actually!
    I’d love to have V.E. Schwab, Sarah J Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Brandon Sanderson, Paulo Coelho and Kristin Cashore on my panel!

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    • Jessica 11/25/2016 / 10:35 am

      Ooh! I haven’t even thought of V.E. Schwab. Nice dream panel! 😀

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  3. Reg @ She Latitude 11/25/2016 / 10:42 am

    I would so, SO love to attend a panel by Brandon Sanderson – I very recently finished Mistborn and OMG, the world-building and the magic system in that also blew me away. I knew he was awesome after reading Elantris and Steelheart, but oh gooood, I wasn’t prepared for the genius that is Mistborn. From start and finish that series was just really, really gripping and very cleverly told. 💗

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    • Jessica 11/25/2016 / 11:52 am

      Agreed! Misborn blew my mind, and I’m super curious as to how he wrote it.


      • Reg @ She Latitude 11/26/2016 / 12:57 pm

        Everything he has written that I’ve read pretty much blew my mind. Apparently he’s a really good panelist too – that’d be the dream. 😉

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  4. avathenerd 11/25/2016 / 10:54 am

    Great post! My dream panel would consist of J. K Rowling, Rick Riordan, Suzanne Collins, Laini Taylor, Cassandra Clarke and John Green.
    Thanks for sharing.

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