You know I just published my first short story collection. Of course you know that. Just thought I’d remind you and let you know you can click here to buy a copy and support your favorite blogger, me 😊
Since I’ve started promoting it, I’ve been finding out that there are lots of writers and published authors around. In fact, just last night, a friend who’s coming to my book party this Sunday told me about 2 of her friends who are authors. I linked them online and downloaded their books too.
Now that I’ve put it out into the universe that I’m a writer and I’m interested in meeting other writers, God has been sending me writers to meet and follow – people to learn from (and even people to teach some of what I’ve learned). Here are a few of the established authors that I follow and think you should check out too:
1. JoJo Moyes
I had a chance to read her debut novel (Sheltering Rain, published in 2002) as well as her most recent novel, After You – the sequel to Me Before You. I love to see how authors change and get better with time and she definitely has.
I also follow her because she responds to tweets and she’s funny on Twitter
2. Liane Moriarty doesn’t tweet. She has a blog that was last updated in May 2015. But she’s funny and I tell myself she’s offline because she’s creating a new novel and new characters for us to love. I read all her books last year and am eagerly waiting for her next release. She also has 2 sisters who are authors too.
3. Malcolm Gladwell is funny. He has Jamaican roots and he’s so relatable. I would like to, at some point, read everything he’s written.
4. I started following Karen White a few months ago after I read one of her books. I was majorly (is that a word?) impressed when she followed me back and retweeted me. That cemented her place on my authors-I-follow list.