The deeper I’ve gotten into the world of books and reading and writing and everything, the more I’ve become interested in the authors themselves. Years ago I was only interested in the books, but now I’m quite curious about the people who write them — especially the ones I like! These days, it’s common to find authors who also blog regularly, or post daily on twitter, or maintain a lively Facebook presence. Not to mention all of the book signings and other book events that seem to happen on a weekly basis – especially in the YA fiction world! Basically, they’re much more “available” to the readers.
There are several writers I’ve come to adore as people and respect as professionals and creatives, without ever having read any of their books (yet). And then, of course, there are other authors whose work I adore and so I follow them on twitter and read their blog posts because I just want to know more. And folks, these authors… they say some of the best things. Note: All of the tweets highlighted here are clickable, so you can follow these inspiring tweeters, too!
This entire blog post was inspired by a tweet from Victoria Schwab that just kind of made my day.
I mean, it’s just so hilariously… just like something I might say. (Nothing against Nicholas Sparks or his fans; he’s just not for me. And apparently not for her either.)
Then there are the adorable, word-nerdy things that Laini Taylor muses about.
We also have the clever, entertaining, and oh-so-metal Jay Kristoff who says things like this.We can’t forget Dan Krokos with his nerdy sarcasm that I find quite amusing.
To me, that was hilarious. And even funnier? Half the people who responded to this tweet thought he was serious, and he had to keep explaining that it was a joke. I laugh, I laugh.
Last, but definitely not least, we have the delightfully quirky Maggie Stiefvater.
Because seriously, who actually wants to read the preface? I just want to get to the GOODS.
Okay, this was SO much fun. I have so many more authors that I enjoy following on twitter, so I will definitely be making this a regular feature. Woohoo!