Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence!

Hello Readers! March has arrived, and for most people in the U.S. that means Spring Break! and vacations. But not for us. We’ll be doing some home projects this month that will be taking up loads of my time. Which means less time for reading, but yay for new floors, right?? [That’s me trying to motivate myself.] While I won’t be able to devote as much time to blog hopping this week, if you’ll let me know you stopped by, I promise I’ll return the favor. πŸ˜‰

Instagram is my primary source of social media, so today I’ll be sharing some of my favorite authors’ Instagrams. I love to follow all of these authors and get the latest news on their upcoming books, latest updates on film and television adaptations, giveaways, and even glimpses into their “regular” lives. πŸ™‚

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Maggie Stiefvater

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When beginning the Dreamer Trilogy, I made a little pact with myself that I'd only put real magic in it, knowing full well that real magic is wild and strange and uncomfortable and makes your book wild and strange and uncomfortable. In my mind, it feels like there are all kinds of magics that can appear in novels. There's fun magic, which is kind of like science, without the buttons. Fun magic is wish fulfillment and wonder and . . . well, it's fun. There's plot magic, which is when one must construct magic systems for the characters and world to operate within. Plot magic is kind of like geology without the rocks. Well, sometimes with the rocks, if the rocks are actually troll people from the north. There's allegory magic, where your magic means something else in a pretty literal one to one way. That lion on the stone table works as a lion on a stone table but BY THE WAY IT'S NOT REALLY A LION, PETER, ARE YOU PICKING UP WHAT I'M PUTTING DOWN? There's myth, which is a cousin to allegory, and in my mind a brand of real magic, which takes non-magic things, transforms them into a fantastic metaphor, and runs with it as far and as fast as it can get away with in order to make the emotional center more universal. And of course there's real magic, which is under your bed or in your closet right now. P.S. This is why there are so many different kinds of novels under the 'fantasy' heading and why you can't just assume there's a 'fantasy reader.' All these magics provide very different reading experiences. #theravencycle #thedreamertrilogy #calldownthehawk

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Cassandra Clare

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David Yoon

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Marissa Meyer

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Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Katherine Center

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Christina Lauren

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Zoella

While Zoella is more of a YouTuber, she is a published author and has a Book Club!

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Rainbow Rowell

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Jenny Han

Do you follow any of these authors? Which author is YOUR favorite to follow on social media? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Wandering!

32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence”

    1. She is such a fun follow! And I was so relieved that I enjoyed both screen adaptations of her books. πŸ˜‰

  1. This is such a fun post — and reminded me I don’t pay nearly enough attention to instagram like I should.! And … a couple here I didn’t know about!

    1. I can only seem to manage one social media platform at a time, and I’m a sucker for great photos. πŸ˜‰

    1. Yes! If you haven’t gotten a copy of Chain of Gold, that picture is in the front! At least in the first editions here. πŸ˜‰

      1. I’ll have to double check my copy. I read the ARC, so when I got the finished copy I went straight to the bonus material about Will and Tessa’s wedding. But I saw her sharing that photo on Instagram.

    1. Thanks, Lydia! I’m not sure how it works on other blog platforms, but on WordPress you can embed a link to the Instagram post you want to share. The images should be clickable and take you to the post on Instagram. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha! It does take a bit to get used to, but it’s fine just to scroll through the pretty pictures, as well. πŸ˜‰

  2. I love that you chose to do Instagram! It’s so nice looking at all the lovely pictures. :3 Will have to check these out.

    I think my favorite IG author to follow is C.G. Drews (PaperFury), because she not only talks about her books, but also shares about other books (because … blogger) AND she takes the most gorgeous, colorful pictures. And she’s just got an adorable personality.

    1. I totally follow her, too! Her pictures are amazing. So creative and pretty. I guess I didn’t even realize she was an author. πŸ™‚

  3. Great list, Dedra! I love following Schwab and Rowell too. It’s been a while since I’ve been on bookstagram but I love that Katherine Center always responds to messages πŸ™‚ She’s a fun author to follow! And of course, CLo are awesome too πŸ˜€

    1. Yes! I love when authors personally respond. Katherine is one of the best. Her kindness shows through everything she does. <3

    1. Yes! I especially love when she shares her internal thoughts when she’s faced with small talk. Ha! πŸ˜‰

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