These 4 YA Authors Told Us Which Authors They'd Fangirl Over IRL
Photos courtesy of Ali Smith, Sabaa Tahir
By Kerri Jarema
Reading is, by nature, a very solitary pursuit. So when bibliophiles finally get a chance to burrow out from under their cozy blankets, set aside their mugs of tea, and get out into the world to talk endlessly about all of their favorite authors, series and fandoms with other readers, well, let's just say it's a very exciting prospect. Which is why the annual BookCon, being held this year on June 2 and June 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, is always one of the biggest book events of the entire year — it's a place where readers, authors and other industry professionals come together to celebrate their love of all things bookish with panels, signings, meet-ups and so much more. You can still get tickets now, if you don't want to miss out.
But it's not only the fans who get excited about the prospect of meeting their favorite authors in the flesh — authors are fans, too, and they can be just as excited about having two days to revel in their fandoms and meet their writing idols. Bustle asked four YA fantasy authors — Sabaa Tahir, Marie Lu, Laini Taylor and Renee Ahdieh — with huge fan bases of their own, which authors they would be most excited to meet and fangirl over and their answers are nothing if not relatable.