Saturday, November 14, 2009

If I could be...

If I could wake up tomorrow as the author of any book series I wanted, who would I choose...?



...Brandon Mull.

From the very last turn of the very last page of the very first Fablehaven, I've wanted to be Brandon Mull. I know I was supposed to say J.K. Rowling, but that's just so obvious. Besides, I really would rather be Brandon. If you have not read this series yet, you can't officially call yourself a true fan of MG/YA lit. - maybe a nearly true fan, but not a full-fledged true fan. Seriously.

Now, if you know me well or have paid attention to this blog, you know I am somewhat obsessed with James Dashner and The Maze Runner. In fact, I am nearly finished with the second book in The 13th Reality series (also very good, but Maze still kicks butt). Truly I say to you, he is a very close second.

There are books we love, and then there are books that somehow become a part of us. Have you ever finished a book and thought to yourself, "I really, really wish I had written that"? It's a silly thing, probably something only writers do, yet it's such a powerful emotion. So Brandon, there's this crazy-writer-blogging-lady who wishes she was you. (James, this is where you let out that big sigh of relief)

Now that I have confessed my personal desire to be Brandon Mull, it's your turn...

If you could wake up tomorrow as the author of any book series you wanted, who would you choose?

11 comments:

Janelle said...

Great post, Shannon! And nice to meet you! I would definitely love to be Catherine Fisher, author of Incarceron and the recentely released sequel, Saffique. They are brilliant books, and certainly not the first she's written, but Incarceron has the best combined 1.plot 2.characterization and 3. great discription in a super-complex YA novel that I've ever seen. Oh, how I wish I had written it! - Janelle
(writermorphosis.blogspot.com)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Janelle,

I have not read those. Thanks for the post - I'll have to add them to my reading list.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Tough question- I always loved Roald Dahl's books when I was little. The Witches was my absolute favorite. Now I just want to have my own series of books! :)

Simply Blog It said...

Thanks for using the header (and putting up the button). It looks great! I LOVE the butterfly background!!!

I am a former teacher, a mother of 3, and a hope-to-be-published-someday author...so it is especially fun to see your site. I have yet to read the Fablehaven series, though it is on my "To Do" list.

I think that one of my all-time favorites is Lois Lowry's The Giver. Though it really is difficult to choose favorites when there are so many wonderful books to love! And I have a MAJOR weakness for children's books...sigh... :)

Thanks for letting me stop by. Happy blogging...and writing!

Southern Princess said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I am with you on the MAZE RUNNER! I was blown away when I finished it. I am itching for next year and book two!!!!!
Also, Brandon Mull is a doll. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting him at Project Book Babe. He is so nice and down to earth. I love his series.

I love your blog by the way!

http://princesscourtneysbarr.blogspot.com

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh my gosh, we just saw your comment on our blog and feel so honored!

OK, as for a series we wish we'd written this is tricky. I'm tempted to go with Pretty Little Liars. Those were the first YA books that I read as an adult and I thought they were so fun! They sort of opened up the world of YA for me.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Southern Princess,

OMG! I am sooooo jealous that you met Brandon Mull. I met him once, too, and you are right about how sweet he is. Once is never enough, though.


Lisa and Laura,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for visiting my blog. I just love you two! You've made my whole day! :)

Cindy Mitchell said...

I either want to be Mercedes Lackey (who wouldn't want to own a white owl!) or Cinda Chima. They both have fantastic imaginations and their novels are highly entertaining and creative!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks, Cindy - I'll have to read some of their works.

Candice said...

Can I steal Brandon Mull? I loved Fablehaven! The fourth one was one of my all time favorite books, not to mention it had such a great twist. I would love to write books as fun and fascinating as his.

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