I’m preparing an elaborate meal in my mind, setting the table with classy linens, preparing the centerpieces just so. And now…now for the nameplates. I bet you want to know who’s coming to dinner. Well, in MY THOUGHTS, because you must remember that is where you are when you visit this blog, I’m going to provide you with the guest list and then I’m going to tell you why I invited that particular person.
~ Cordially Invited to My Home for an Agent/Author Dinner ~
Philip Yancey (His books on spirituality have greatly influenced my walk, besides I like his writing style)
Jodi Picoult (This woman can weave a story, keep you guessing and describe something simple as though it’s the Taj Mahal)
Sandra Bishop (Every single book she’s ever mentioned reading and loving on her blog, I too have loved)
Stephen King (I laughed so much while reading, On Writing, besides we all know he’s a master of the craft)
Beth Moore (Her Bible studies have encouraged me from being a tad bit parched to being downright thirsty for God)
Donald Miller (Not sure I’ve ever come across an author so believable and authentic in their work)
Leif Enger (His way of describing things in Peace Like a River blew me away. I’d want to see if he talks that way)
Elizabeth Berg (Her books are moving and she nails the women’s fiction thing perfectly. My mom and I love to pass her books back and forth so I’d be able to tell my mom all about her)
Nathan Bransford (Wit and knowledge of the publishing industry are my top reasons. He’d crack us all up as we chew our food. Not brownnosing here - he already rejected my MS, but w/ kindness—thanks, Nathan)
Anne Lamott (I’m not sure I even need to give a reason. Definition of Anne = cool)
Rachelle Gardner (As an agent she seems to balance compassion with integrity. I take her for a great conversationalist)
And me, of course (My husband wouldn’t care to be invited b/c reading just isn’t his thing, but I wouldn’t miss this dinner for the world)
I wonder who would say the blessing? What a dinner we’d have—conversations filled to the brim with book talk—what more do you need? It might be cool if some thoughts on spirituality were passed around the table too.
All I have left to say is pass the pepper (my new website tells you more about why not salt!)
Who would you invite to your Author/Agent fantasy dinner? And maybe even more important of a question—what would you serve?
*photo by flickr