I’m sure most of us book lovers have thought about which authors we would love to meet or hear speak in person. I knew I had to share some of my own dream guests, and I’d LOVE to know who you would invite. If you are looking to set up an actual panel or conference, check out Eventbrite’s conference management page to help you out! For me, I’m not going to worry too much about where I’d want to have my dream panel, but rather who I want to be on it!
One of my all-time favorite genres is contemporary fiction, so I thought I’d create a panel with authors that write in this genre. I’m also including my favorite books by these respective authors.
Stephen Chbosky: The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Buy here
Sharon M. Draper: Tears of a Tiger: Buy here
Stephanie Kuehnert: Ballads of Suburbia: Buy here
Kathy Charles: John Belushi is Dead: Buy here
Now that I’ve shared some of my favorite contemporary authors and the book that I love by them, it’s time to share some of the questions that I would ask these authors on my dream panel!
Question 1: Do you go into your books knowing you will address certain tougher subjects, or do they just happen as you write?
Question 2: Would you ever want to see your book turned into a movie? (this is already true for Stephen Chbsoky – who wrote and directed his adaptation).
Question 3: How do you feel your book’s cover relates to the contents within? Would you change anything about the cover?
Question 4: What is it about contemporary fiction that you love to write?
There you have it – my dream contemporary fiction panel. I suppose I should really say Contemporary YA Fiction, since all of these books are for teens/young adults.