This is the first time I've done Paper Hangover's Friday Fives post, so I'm a little nervous/excited. It's so much fun to do new things, but alas, I'm one of those types of people who HATES change. Don't worry, I think I'll pull through. On to the five authors!
1. J.K. Rowling
She's my hero and I would probably pass out or squeal like a tiny little girl if I actually got to see her in person, much less get close enough to talk to her.
2. Lilith Saintcrow
She writes such bad*ss characters that I can't help but admire her style. Plus, she's a Twitter fiend and I'm always amused by her Tweets. I think we'd have a very interesting conversation or two.
3. Garth Nix
His books are simply lovely in the best way. Nothing is overdone, everything is where it should be and the characters are wonderfully wrought. It would be nice to be able to tell him in person how many times I've read Sabriel just because I know I will enjoy reading it again.
Since it wasn't specified if the authors have to be alive, I'm going back in time for the last two.
4. Edgar Rice Burroughs
The father of modern science fiction. His books about Venus, Mars, and dinosaurs thrilled me when I was growing up. My favorite Burroughs novels are the Pellucidar series.
5. J. R. R. Tolkien
The father of modern fantasy. He set the bar for high fantasy and the world of Middle Earth has yet to be equaled in its sheer scope. I'm sure I would be way outclassed in the intellect department, but if I could only have met Tolkien back when he was alive, I don't doubt that it would have been a memorable experience.