Authors You Need to Follow On Social Media

June 15, 2020
Nicole Benevento
Riveted Editorial Board

Do you ever wonder what your favorite authors do in their free time when they are not writing their next novel? Or better yet, do you ever wonder what they do when they ARE working on their latest book? Luckily some authors give their fans an opportunity to get to know them a bit through their social media pages.

Here is a list of some of our favorite authors to follow on social media! Whether Instagram or Twitter is your social media platform of choice, we have some writers for you to check out!

Authors You Need to Follow On Social Media

Jason Reynolds

Author of Long Way Down, Look Both Ways, For Every One, All American Boys (the list continues but I’ll stop there) Jason Reynolds’ social media platforms will truly move you. One look at his Instagram page (@jasonreynolds83), and you can tell how much he appreciates his fans and wants to inspire them. Also as the newly-appointed National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, Jason releases weekly creative writing prompts that children all over the world can participate in. Jason’s love for his young readers makes you love him back!

Tracy Deonn

Tracy Deonn’s book, Legendborn, does not come out until September, but you should still follow her ASAP! Especially if you’re into nerd culture and fandoms. Her upcoming book is a modern twist on the King Arthur legend filled with Southern Black Girl Magic, so if it’s not already on your TBR, you should add it right now. She’s also worked on Looking for Leia, a docu-series about women and non-binary Star Wars fans (which you should seriously check it out).

J. Elle

J. Elle’s book is set to release February 2021 and it is amazing. I cannot wait for this book to be out in the world, and let me tell you, the cover is STUNNING! Follow J. Elle on twitter so you’ll be one of the first to know when this book becomes available for pre-order, because you seriously won’t want to miss it. Oh! And every Monday J. Elle hosts a #MondayMixer on twitter and everyone is welcome to join! Embrace your inner storyteller and explore your creativity!

Brittney Morris

First off, if you haven’t already read Brittney Morris’ debut book, SLAY, go read it now. Don’t worry, I’ll wait! Secondly, I recommend following her on twitter immediately! Brittney Morris recently announced the title of her sophomore book and if you haven’t read her thread on the inspiration behind her next book, it’s up above. This twitter thread made my jaw drop. This book sounds amazing and following her on twitter will ensure that you’re up to date on any, and all, bookish news coming from Brittney.


Jenny Han

Brunch with my editor @zareennycca (not pictured)?

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Not sure about you, but after taking a look at Jenny Han’s Instagram account (@jennyhan), we can’t help but admire the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before author’s lifestyle. Between her amazing and unique fashion sense that’s just filled with personality and charm and the delicious meals that she is always trying, Jenny knows how to live her life in style. Check Jenny out if you’re looking for some wardrobe inspiration or ideas for scrumptious dinner.

Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson, author of Save the Date, really knows how to give her followers a treat. Morgan’s Instagram Stories (@morgamat) are the star of the show and take her followers through her day-to-day routine with commentary from the author herself. She features her super cute dog, Murphy, all the time and keeps her followers up to date on her latest book news.


Cassandra Clare

New pink hair and something else new — check it out 😉 #qoaad

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Cassandra Clare, author of the famed Shadowhunter books, allows her fans to step into her Shadowhunters world. Since her books inspire such a wonderful online fan community, Cassie is constantly posting images of character art on her Instagram page (@cassieclare1), much to her fans’ delight. She is also always updating her social media platforms with sneak peaks about her series, whether she is participating in events or sharing snippets of her work. All Shadowhunters, all the time!


Jenn Bennett

Love this! Gorgeous STARRY EYES ? by: @athousandbookstoread

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Get ready to feast your eyes on some GORGEOUS bookstagrams! Starry Eyes’ author Jenn Bennett really knows how to interact with her fans on social media. Her readers love to design breathtaking bookstagrams of Jenn’s books, which she will then repost on her own Instagram page (@j3nn_benn). She also shares images featuring the foreign editions of her books, which are stunning. Check out Jenn if you are in the mood to oogle beautiful books for hours!  (We can speak from experience – we’ve done it ourselves.)


Mary H.K. Choi

Goth at the function. Also pictured: banana laffy taffy as accoutrement

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Mary H.K. Choi, the author of recent New York Times Bestseller Emergency Contact, is the cool older sister we don’t have, but wish we did. While being a television and print journalist and writing a novel, she has somehow found a way to have a rich and vibrant social life, hanging out with her crazy cool friends. Mary is everything we want to be when we grow up and more (even if some of us are already grown up). Don’t know what we mean? Check her out on both Twitter and Instagram @choitotheworld.


Tim Federle

Author of The Great American Whatever and the Better Nate Than Ever series, Tim Federle is a comedic genius. Check out his Twitter account if you don’t believe us: @TimFederle.  Some of his tweets are so relatable that we have to remind ourselves that we weren’t the ones who wrote them. We doubt we’re the only ones who feel this way…


Sandhya Menon

And last, but not least, we have Sandhya Menon, author of the new There’s Something About Sweetie who is known for posting the most incredible behind the scenes information about her books and her writing process. She even wrote an amazing e-novella for all of her readers that always wanted to know what happened after the end of When Dimple Met Rishi! Sometimes even WE learn little secrets about her books and inspiration through her social media platforms.  In fact, before From Twinkle, with Love came out, Sandhya treated her fans (including us) to a behind the scenes scoop of her newest book on her Twitter (@smenonbooks). It was kind of impossible not to follow her after seeing that!

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