I'm buried in projects so I decided now is a good time for a "getting to know you" bit.
We all have influences that have shaped our lives and styles of our work. Our influences had influences of their own. I wish I could hug those people that have enriched my life and in their own ways shaped the person that I am today. So here's the top 11 famous people living and dead that I want to hug. :)
1.) Stephen King – Author extraordinaire
2.) Dave Mustaine -Megadeth
3.) Virginia Henley- Historian and Author extraordinaire
4.) Anne Rice- Author extraordinaire
5.) Tori Amos – Vocalist and musician
6.) Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
7.) Alice Walker- Author extraordinaire
8.) Eloisa James- Scholar and Author extraordinaire
9.) Judith McNaught - Author extraordinaire
10.) Tim Burton- Film maker who spoke directly to my state of mind
11.) Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman- Authors extraordinaire
1.) Jesus- dude, it’s Jesus what more can I say?
2.) Leonardo Da Vinci- Dude did everything but tap dancing.
3.) Ronnie James Dio- (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell) One of the founding fathers of heavy metal, his career spanned across 6 decades. That's longer than Elvis, people. :)
4.) Benjamin Franklin- Founding father of my country and zen master of common sense.
5.) Mary Wollstonecraft- Raging feminist of the eighteenth century and Mary Shelley's mom!
6.) David Wayne- Lead singer of Metal Church with a voice that gave me happy goosebumps.
7.) David Eddings- Author of some of the best fantasy novels out there
8.) Queen Elizabeth I- One of the most successful monarchs of all time
9.) Edgar Allen Poe- The Raven, Masque of the Red Death, Alone. Need I say more.
10.) John Keats- Everyone should read Ode to a Nightingale!
11.) Beethoven- He was the heavy metal of his day.
How about you? Who would you hug if you had a chance?