Today is National Author Day, Savvy Readers! To celebrate the amazing people who write the books we’re always gushing about, we’ve put together a list of authors that we think you would love to hear from everyday. They are funny, informed, amazing, and just kind of a big deal! Read more for some sneak peaks and to find out why you should follow them on Twitter!
#1 – Jessica Bennett – @jess7bennett
Locker Room Talk (ph.)— Jessica Bennett (@jessicabennett) October 10, 2016
An excuse for misogyny and sexism
Jessica Bennett, author of Feminist Fight Club, is a woman who tells it like it is and inspires others to do the same. She fights for the equality of women in an informative and very funny way (like laugh out loud because it is so true). You should see what she has to say about Trump…
#2 – Heather O’Neill – @lethal_heroine
Apparently Gertrude Stein also wrote fortunes for cookies. pic.twitter.com/QWdyApYaMs— Heather O'Neill (@lethal_heroine) October 26, 2016
You need to follow Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals, because she is downright hilarious. Her tweets will make you giggle, and frequently because she posts often, which is always awesome for anyone addicted to Twitter.
#3 – M-E Girard – @ME_Girard
I'm so glad to hear it! Thank you so much for reading. 😉 And yes, I am writing more! Slowly, but surely. 😆@kathleenreed— ★ M-E Girard ☆ (@ME_Girard) October 31, 2016
This down-to-earth debut author answers almost all of her fan tweets because she loooves connecting with her audience. M-E Girard, author of Girl Mans Up, is very humble and very sweet, so if you like to hear personally from your authors, she is one to start following now!
#4 – Becky Albertalli – @beckyalbertalli
You challenge authors when we screw up, and you care enough to want us to do better. It's an honor to write for you.— Becky Albertalli Updates (@beckyalbertalli) October 29, 2016
Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, wants her readers to feel inspired, and wants to help any hopeful writers to follow their dreams. If you want a pick-me-up, or just to feel good about supporting the bookish community, then follow Becky (and read Simon)!
#5 – Matt Haig – @matthaig1
Too often teens with mental illness are dismissed as 'teenagers', women as 'emotional', and men told to 'man up'. We deny problems.— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) October 27, 2016
Matt Haig, author of A Boy Called Christmas, really gets down to the “nitty-gritty” of tough issues. He talks about the current issues in society in a real and refreshing way that people can connect with, that is when he’s not decompressing with his kids titles.
#6 – Gayle Forman – @gayleforman
Gayle Forman, author of Leave Me, is fun and clever with her tweets. She cares about her readers and makes an effort to connect with them on many levels, including sharing book bloggers’ posts! She’ll also occasionally share pictures of her cute kids, so stay tuned.
#7 – Jennifer Robson – @AuthorJenniferR
Next weekend I'm heading to WordsFest London Canada for a weekend of literary events -- would love to see you... https://t.co/E6NT8trq36— Jennifer Robson (@AuthorJenniferR) October 28, 2016
Jennifer Robson, author of Moonlight Over Paris, keeps her fans informed about when she will be appearing at events or signings. This is very useful to readers who like to meet their favourite authors!
#8 – Nadia Hashimi – @NadiaHashimi
#internationaldayofpeace It's likely impossible to achieve but it's the hoping for it and working towards it that keeps us human.— Nadia Hashimi (@NadiaHashimi) September 21, 2016
Nadia Hashimi, author of One Half From the East, is a brilliant woman and activist who informs readers about the realities of our world that most are blind to. Her diverse literature makes a difference and her tweets reflect her passion on many levels!
#9 – Joe Hill – @joe_hill
For the afternoon crowd. The new https://t.co/bao07MnS2v is live and you can sign up for my newsletter there.— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) October 28, 2016
Joe Hill, author of The Fireman, has a large audience and they engage with his social media often. The great thing about Joe is that he also answers his audience and is constantly creating new things for his audience to engage with, like his personal newsletter.
#10 – Julie Murphy – @andimJULIE
Just a casual Monday working from home. pic.twitter.com/C08Zs6WxIn— Julie Murphy (@andimJULIE) October 31, 2016
Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin’, is hilarious and relatable. She brings readers into her life with her tweets, as you can see above. She will be a constant source of entertainment for those who love an inside peek at an author’s life.
Go and check out these Twitter accounts! I promise you will feel well informed and happy with the level of engagement, time, and effort these authors put into their tweets!
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