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11 YA Authors Who Will Enhance Your Twitter Feed

You know what the beauty of following authors on Twitter is? They’re authors. They ALREADY know how to wow us with their words in book form, so reading their tweets is like getting a 140-character morsel of delight at any given time, whether it’s a hilarious observation, piece of sage advice, or dose of honesty. Read on for some of our Twitter-loving authors who will add a bit of oomph to your feed:

Rachel Hawkins, author of the Rebel Belle series

I forgot that the little cutesy chameleon 100% murderizes the witch in this movie. That’s *slides down sunglasses* COLD-BLOODED. #Tangled

— LadyHawkins (@LadyHawkins)

October 31, 2015

What to expect: LOL-worthy musings on everything from romance novels to living your #bestlife.

Anna Breslaw, author of Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

How did our parents flake without iPhones? Did they just have a skywriting plane spell out “I am sooooo sorry, rain check???”

— Anna Breslaw (@annabreslaw)

May 3, 2015

What to expect: life observations that make it pretty clear where the leading lady in her upcoming novel got her hilarious personality.

Maureen Johnson, author of the Shades of London series

I’ll be visiting one of you In your dreams tonight. Tomorrow, I’ll find out who. *puff of smoke* *forgot to disappear* *uses door*

— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson)

October 26, 2015

What to expect: genius with regard to the use of astericks. Take note.

Marie Lu, author of The Young Elites series

I’ve returned home to these butts. pic.twitter.com/aHwb6OkNJv

— Marie Lu (@Marie_Lu)

November 11, 2015

What to expect: abundant corgis and the perfect emojis every time.

Rick Yancey, author of The 5th Wave series

“We’ve heard you’ve composed a certain trilogy about our designs for your planet. Perhaps you would like to explain.” pic.twitter.com/4wkA5Jgpdh

— Rick Yancey (@RickYancey)

August 14, 2015

What to expect: aliens and concise wit that clearly informed Cassie from The 5th Wave.

Sarah Dessen, author of Saint Anything

Emotional writing day today. Whew. pic.twitter.com/6UYKKFXM4A

— sarahdessen (@sarahdessen)

November 5, 2015

What to expect: gifs galore and genuine encouragment in writing and in life.

Jessica Khoury, author of The Forbidden Wish

working on a bonus prequel scene to go with #TheForbiddenWish and IT IS BREAKING MY HEART WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF T__T

— Jessica Khoury (@jkbibliophile)

November 12, 2015

while I’m having feels over this scene, my dog is picking fights with the Xbox again… like srsly dog can’t u see I can’t deal right now??

— Jessica Khoury (@jkbibliophile)

November 12, 2015

What to expect: the most important updates on her upcoming Aladdin retelling AND her husky!

Morgan Rhodes, author of the Falling Kingdoms series and A Book of Spirits and Thieves

It’s slightly disturbing how easily I can get into the head of a dark and twisted character. And enjoy it. 😈 #abosat2

— Morgan Rhodes (@MorganRhodesYA)

August 19, 2015

What to expect: teasers, hints, and fandom excitement galore.

Una LaMarche, author of Don’t Fail Me Now

TIP: Don’t ever Google what you suspect might be a genius, original thought. Just let yourself believe. (R.I.P. Manic Pixie Dream Squirrel)

— Una LaMarche (@sassycurmudgeon)

November 8, 2015

What to expect: bits of gold such as printed-out emails from her college days, which she’ll generously share with the world.

Beth Revis, author of the Across the Universe series and A World Without You


— Beth Revis (@bethrevis)

October 21, 2015

What to expect: book love and coffee love shenanigans.

Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy series and Soundless

People going to my signings next week: do you want me to bring Rose & Lissa so you can take selfies in line w/them? pic.twitter.com/SMCQvhJejb

— Richelle Mead (@RichelleMead)

November 3, 2015

What to expect: barbies. Need we say more?