Top 10 Authors on Twitter
30 Apr 2015
Naturally, there are a lot of authors out there who are as great using Twitter’s 140 character limit as they are with writing full length books!
If you’re looking for some interesting new authors to follow, consider some of these options:
- Bethanne Patrick, @TheBookMaven
- Writer, author, critic. Also #fridayreads, every week; personal/writing tweets @justbethanne.
- Joined Twitter in August, 2008
- Over 70k tweets
- Most recent book: An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World
- Maud Newton, @maudnewton
- Writer, reader, critic. Recently in @Harpers, @NYTMag, @Awl, and @Tin_House. Writing a book for @RandomHouse about the science and superstition of ancestry.
- Joined Twitter in June, 2008
- Over 15k tweets
- Most recent book: America’s Ancestry Craze
- Neil Gaiman, @neilhimself
- Margaret Atwood, @MargaretAtwood
- Joined Twitter in July, 2009
- Over 26k tweets
- Most recent book: Stone Mattress
- Anne Rice, @AnneRiceAuthor
- Meg Cabot, @megcabot
- Author of The Princess Diaries, The Mediator, and Size 12 mystery series (among other books). Cat owner. Insomniac.
- Joined Twitter in December, 2008
- Over 4k tweets
- Most recent book: Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls Book 2: The New Girl
- R.L. Stine, @RL_Stine
- My job: to terrify kids
- Joined Twitter in December, 2009
- Over 20k tweets
- Most recent book: Classic Goosebumps #32: Please Don’t Feed the Vampire!
- Ben Greenman, @bengreenman
- NYT-bestselling author, @NewYorker writer: books both fiction (The Slippage, Please Step Back) & nonfiction (@George_Clinton memoir, Mo Meta Blues w/@questlove)
- Joined Twitter in February, 2010
- Over 35k tweets
- Most recent book: The Slippage
- Linda Grant, @lindasgrant
- Novelist, winner of the Orange Prize, shortlisted Booker Prize. Upstairs at the Party published July 2014. Counted on lovers like railroad cars.
- Joined Twitter in April, 2010
- Over 46k tweets
- Most recent book: Upstairs at the Party
- Jackie Collins, @jackiejcollins
- Kick-ass writer!
- Joined Twitter in April, 2009
- Over 21k tweets
- Most recent book:Sinners
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