Friday, January 13, 2017

Five Authors You Should Be Following On Twitter

In my last post, I mentioned that even though I haven't read any of Heidi Heilig's books yet, I follow her on Twitter and she's amazing. That got me thinking - a whole lot of the people I follow on Twitter are authors, and through Twitter, they regularly brighten up my day with more than just their books. So I decided to highlight a few of my favorites in this post! (And, in case you were wondering, here's my Twitter. I can't promise greatness matching any of these, but it exists.)
HEIDI HEILIG 
Wow, I bet you never would have guessed that I'd include this one after reading the intro to my post! Anyway, her Twitter (like all of the ones here) is an awesome mixture of bookish goodness and activism, and following her was one of the best decisions I've made. (Although I'll admit that it also makes me think of my copy of THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE just sitting on my shelf, unread.) Also, her twitter icon has a cat in it, which just makes everything even better. A few recent highlights:



EMERY LORD
I've read all of Emery Lord's published books so far, and reading her Twitter just makes me even more sure that I'd read absolutely anything she wrote, in any format. (Can you tell I'm slightly desperate for THE NAMES THEY GAVE US?)  Her Twitter is one of the most relatable things I've ever had the pleasure of reading, and it makes me laugh. She doesn't post quite as much as a lot of the other authors that I follow, but that doesn't matter because everything that she posts is great. A few recent highlights:




MAUREEN JOHNSON
I'll admit, Maureen Johnson's Twitter can be a bit...strange, sometimes. But I mean that in the best way possible! Following her feels like joining a somewhat secret society - the kind where you all get jackets or something. She even has another Twitter account for her dog, which is really great and I love it. And her current pinned tweet is a picture of her with Lin-Manuel Miranda, so really, that's a good indicator of how great she is. A few other recent highlights:


LAURA SILVERMAN
Another author I haven't actually read any books by! (To be fair, GIRL OUT OF WATER isn't out yet.) Reading her tweets will get you excited about things. When she tweets about activism, she's going to inspire you to take action and call your representatives. When she tweets about books, especially when she livetweets what she's currently reading, she's going to make you want to read them, too. And then, for the perfect balance, there are some cute animal gifs mixed in there, too. A few recent highlights:



ANNIE CARDI
I've been waiting for another Annie Cardi book since I first read THE CHANCE YOU WON'T RETURN two and a half years ago (has it really been that long?), but her Twitter keeps me satisfied in the meantime. I feel like I'm repeating myself with why I love all of these accounts/people, but again: wonderful person tweeting a really great balance of bookish things, activism, funny things, and cute animals. Also, she sometimes tweets about running, which gets me motivated to do things that aren't Twitter. A few recent highlights:



Who are some of your favorite authors on Twitter? Do you even have a Twitter? How much time do you spend on it (read: am I spending too much time on it)? Tell me in the comments!

12 comments:

  1. One of my favorite things about Twitter is how adorable the friendships are between all of the authors I follow (Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, Alexandra Bracken, Susan Denard, etc). They're all so supportive and it makes me so happy

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    1. I love that, too! It's such a great community.

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  2. Sometimes Twitter makes me want to read an author even more because of how awesome they are one Twitter haha. Thanks for the recs!

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    1. Exactly! I can think of a few 2017 releases I found because I found the author's Twitter and instantly thought: YES, I need to read more by this person. And you're welcome!

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  3. Yes! I love following authors on Twitter. Emery Lord, Maureen Johnson, and Laura Silverman are some of my must-follows, too. :)

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    1. Following authors has easily made Twitter 10x better for me!

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  4. I really need to pay more attention to my Twitter feed. I'm really random about it. The only author I specifically know I love on Twitter (and, like, everywhere) is Adam Silvera. He's so much fun!


    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I love Adam Silvera's Twitter, too! But it always reminds me of how desperately I need to read History is All You Left Me, which isn't good for my book budget.

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  5. I too follow Heidi Heilig despite not having read her books! I enjoy learning about the issues that she comments on. I think my favourite to follow is JKR, but I don't follow that many authors on Twitter! I'll have to check these accounts out :D

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    1. I've learned so much through her Twitter! And I really like JKR's Twitter, too! There's no way I could fit all the authors I like following on this list.

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  6. I'm always looking for more authors to follow, so thank you so much for these recommendations! :) Definitely going to follow everyone you've mentioned. :)

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    1. No problem! I'm glad you like the list.

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