With Which Authors Would You Choose To Share A Meal?




This idea of meeting with a few authors over a meal and having a conversation with them is something I have discussed before, and it was fun to consider. I have, therefore, decided to cover this scenario again.  I was thinking about with whom I would like to dine and with whom I would enjoy having a conversation, among authors, both living and dead. Obviously, for the sake of this idea, if an author is dead, he/she will be resuscitated for the meal and conversation.



I consider myself an author of speculative fiction, which can encompass many genres, but one of my areas in writing, in teaching, and in study is Gothic/Horror.  Three of my novels, Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book 1, Gallows Hill: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book 2, and Evil Lives After, The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book 3 are all of the Horror and Gothic genres. I have already written the first draft of two other horror novels. Horror and Gothic have interested me since I was a youngster, and it will the rest of my life.



I would like, therefore, to have a meal with 3 masters of this field: Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Bram Stoker. I think this would be an enlightening, provoking, stimulating, and lively conversation. I would raise a glass with them and toast to their enduring brilliance.



My question, then, to all of you is this: with what three authors would you like to have a meal and conversation?



25 thoughts on “With Which Authors Would You Choose To Share A Meal?

  1. I’m so glad you’re again introducing dinner or a meal with an author. What a great idea for writers to envision themselves conversing with a favorite author. I wonder if you would also like to include for yourself the Brothers Grimm. I would choose Kate DiCamillo, Margaret Wise Brown, and Eric Carle.

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  2. Oh my, only three . . . dear me, so many to choose from . . .
    I shall choose Charles John Huffam Dickens, Leon Marcus Uris, and William Edmund Butterworth III, better known by his nom de plume W. E. B. Griffin.
    I read Dickens’ magnum opus as a school assignment and became fascinated by his storytelling and craftsmanship–“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” He hooked me on the first sentence.
    I credit Uris with inspiring me to write down the stories in my thoughts. He brought aborption to his historical fiction. Uris ran in interesting circles and would be an entertaining conversation.
    Lastly, Butterworth was a prolific writers in multiple genre under numerous pen names. I cannot claim to have read all of his works, but I have read more than a few of them. So many of his stories had accurate historical reflections, but they grab you and never let you go, leaving disappointment and eager anticipation at the end of each book.
    I could and world learn so much from each of them, so there ya go . . . my choices.

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