Top Ten Tuesday : Fun authors?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence

So, I do follow a few authors on Twitter, Facebook and blog.  I’m not sure if I’d call these authors ‘fun’ – unless they want me to do so of course!  Never upset an author, they might just write you into their next book and give you a particularly nasty death.  It.  Could.  Happen.

So here are a few authors that I enjoy following on social media:

Sarah Pinborough.  I love her books and she’s also a lot of fun to follow on Twitter, her twitter handle is @SarahPinborough.  I’m so looking forward to picking up Dead to Her.


Mark Lawrence – another of my favourite authors.  Also happens to have come up with the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off competition which is open to self published authors (I’m one of the judges).  More information here.  I can’t wait to pick up his next book – The Girl and the Stars.


Rob J Hayes is the author of my finalist (Never Die) in this year’s Self Published Fantasy Blog Off competition.  He won the competition previously with his book Where Loyalties Lie and I’m really looking forward to picking up Along the Razor’s Edge which is due out at the end of this month.


KS Villoso – This is a fairly new to me author.  I’ve recently read and enjoyed The Wolf of Oren-Yaro and I also follow her on twitter @k_villoso – she seems like a genuinely lovely person and I can’t wait to pick up her second in series – no pressure there then 😀


Joanne Harris.  I love this author’s work.  You will certainly have heard of some of her books, they’re filled with beautiful writing and more often than not mouthwatering creations – think of Chocolat, Blackberry Wine or The Strawberry Thief (and many more very good books).  On top of this she’s great to follow on Twitter, she has a regular description of her ‘shed’ (the place she writes), so for example, ‘Today the Shed is a pot overflowing with gold found at the end of a rainbow’ (I made that one up – her descriptions are much better) and she also likes to tweet ten tweets of the day on a topic chosen by her followers. @Joannechocolat – check her out.


Dyrk Ashton – author of the Paternus Trilogy – which has to be one of the most highly imaginative series ever – packed with mythology, all manner of creatures and more Gods than you can shake a stick at. I can’t wait for the 3rd instalment and I’m not the only one gagging to pick it up  This is an author who I can genuinely say deserves success.

Laura Hughes – in the interest of honesty I will confess that I know Laura, she’s a lovely friend and fellow SPFBO judge.  She also blogs at the FantasyHive (@TheFantasyHive) with a number of other wonderful people and on top of that she recently published her first book under the name Demi Harper: God of Gnomes – I’ve bought a copy for audio and look forward to listening to this once I complete a few of my current commitments (and remember to plug my earphones!).  God of Gnomes is a debut novel, LitRPG – that sounds like a helluva lot of fun.


Sarah Higbee – a fellow blogger and creator of Brainfluff.  I’ve been chatting (virtually) with Sarah for a few years now.  She is an absolute reading maniac who literally devours books, she is a generous reviewer, a teacher (creative writing) and a self published author to boot. It’s a bit exhausting just thinking of all that.  Anway, keep your eyes peeled for a forthcoming interview with Sarah and in the meantime check out some of her books on Goodreads – the Sunblinded Trilogy:







13 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : Fun authors?”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I don’t follow a lot of authors, but I do love those who have a sense of humor and whose humor comes through in their social media. That is really cool what Joanne Harris does, by the way!

    • @lynnsbooks

      She’s great on twitter. Really interesting, funny, informative and doesn’t shy away from advocating on subjects that people might otherwisee steer away from because of backlash and trolls.
      Lynn 😀

  2. evelynreads1

    Great list!


  3. Tammy

    I love this list, and I agree with you on Sarah Higbee, she’s delightful! There are several authors on your list I’ll be checking out soon😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m interviewing Sarah for a forthcoming post and it’s been such a lot of fun chatting together.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Midnightlion

    It’s a really good collections of recommendations, however I would’ve liked to see more about the books……

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thank you – I had fun putting the list together. I take your point completely, I have included some links to Goodreads and reviews but some of them I’m still waiting to read.
      Thanks for commenting.
      Lynn 😀

  5. waytoofantasy

    Great list, Lynn! I love a lot of these folks too. 🙂

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