Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week's topic is Auto-Buy Authors. If you've been around the blog a while, you know that this will be a very short list.
Jones is a British historian who writes primarily about the Plantagenets and has many books on the subject. It was in his book The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England that I first met Eleanor of Aquitaine. Basically, Dan Jones named my baby. He has also done a few television shows, and a series on British castles that I love. My favorite parts of the castle series was in each episode, he would ask the expert/guide questions about the castle, and then pretend it was brand new information.
Also, we are basically BFFs.
What that really means is that I occasionally harass him on Facebook and Twitter, and he occasionally likes/responds to my Tweets and comments. And he posted the link to my review of his Templars book on his Facebook page, and I died.
In September of 2017 he did a book tour for The Templars and the closest he came was St Louis, so you can bet your ass that my mom, Eleanor, and I drove down there and back in two days. Totally worth it because not only did I get to meet him and get pictures and my books signed, but we talked about Eleanor of Aquitaine afterwards, and I died again because it was A-MAY-ZING. These are the ones I owned at the time. My two faves (Templars and Plantagenets) were very personalized because they're extra special to me - The Plantagenets because as I said earlier, that is where I first learned about Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Templars is special because I actually won a limited edition autographed galley from Head of Zeus (UK publisher), and he personalized it at the book talk/signing. I jokingly asked him if he told the publisher to choose me, in the hopes that I would not bring my crazy on down to St Louis to meet him and he laughed, but said he had nothing to do with it.
Bonus, not going to lie, he is super hot. It really is not fair when someone is suuuuper intelligent AND suuuuper hot AND suuuuuper hilarious - all accompanied by a British accent.
Who are your auto-buy authors? Leave your answer below, or a link to your post, and I will be sure to check it out.
Told you it was a short list!