Right, here's the deal.
There's a list of authors to the right of here...just there..up a bit..that's it!
This is our longlist of authors that we're going to try and get to do an event or a signing at our shop.
Now, what you should do is to vote, who you think will be the best person for us to try and entice to the Big Green Bookshop. Once the voting's over, we'll start the quest to get that author to come and see us.
The quest is likely to be a long one, as these people are probably busy over the next few weeks, but we'll keep you up to date on what we're doing to persuade them and what response we get.
It's possible that we may need to get some of you lot involved in the quest. A lot of these authors don't live in the UK, so we may ask for some help from our blog readers overseas. But it should be entertaining ne c'est pas?
For your information.
Stephen King. 350 million selling Horror and Science Fiction author. Possibly a little tricky. I've read 3 of his books
Delia Smith OBE. 18 million selling cookery author, and Norwich City Football Club director. I've read (or used) 2 of her books
Banksy. Bristol born artist, nobody really knows what he looks like, except his Mum. I've read 1 of his books
Stan Lee. Comic book legend, and co-creator of Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Iron Man and many more. One of my all time heroes. I've read approx 3000 of his comics
Don Delillo. Prolific and critically aclaimed American literary giant. I've read 3 of his books.
Jackie Collins. Raunchy, bonkbusting novelist, famous for her novels Stud, The Bitch and her 'Hollywood' series. I have read 0 of her books.
Patrick Suskind. Reclusive German author of Perfume, and The Pigeon. I have read 1 of his books
Haruki Murakami. Increasingly popular Japanese author, who's extraordinary books include The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, and Norweigan Wood. I have read 3 of his books
Cupcake Brown. American 'misery memoir' author of a Piece of Cake. I have read 0 of her books
William Shatner....Captain Kirk off the Starship Enterprise. That's all you need to know.
One of these pieces of information is incorrect, but there you go.
Choose wisely, and may the best author/artist/starship commander win.