One of the best things about today is that you can follow your favorite authors through social media, because they probably have a Facebook, Twitter, or an Instagram account. And not only that – Instagram can be the place where you might meet your new favorite author of any genre, if you take our advice and follow them, of course. This is why we have made a list of the top 21 YA authors today to follow on Instagram.
1. Ally Carter
Ally Carter is a New York Times bestselling author of the YA book series The Gallagher Girls and The Heist Society. Her books are about teenage spies and teenagers, and have been published all over the world and translated into more than 20 languages. Her new series, Embassy Row kicked off with All Fall Down, and her Instagram account is filled with information about her published work, her upcoming book in 2016, See How They Run and about places and times where you can meet her.
2. Amie Kaufman
Amie Kaufman is an Australian writer, the co-author of the thrilling New York Times bestselling series Starbound Trilogy, which she is co-authoring with Meagan Spooner. She is also a co-author of Illuminae Files, an upcoming new series that begins in 2015. Her novels focus on teenage science fiction and fantasy. Follow her on Instagram and find all about her books, and hobbies, which include sailing, baking, chocolate, and of course, exquisite books that she reads.
3. Beth Revis
Beth Revis is the author of the exquisite trilogy Across the Universe. Her first book of the same title debuted in 2011 and was an immediate success. Her books take you across the universe to new planets, where nothing is what it seems and trust has to be earned, rather than simply given. Follow her Instragram account and discover her new book, Body Electric, and about her appearance in the book The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy.
She is an American author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, and We Can Work it Out. Her books are about teenagers and romance, and they’re also a lot of fun to read. Follow her on Instagram to learn all about her love of music, books and travelling.
Ellen Hopkins is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels, Crank, Glass, Fallout, Burned, Smoke, Impulse, Identical, Tricks, and others. In her free prose novels, Hopkins deals with a lot of serious and taboo subjects and problems. This makes them pretty dark, but undoubtedly real, and it’s one of the things that make them impossible to put down. Follow Ellen Hopkins on Instagram and find out more about her upcoming book titled Traffick, which is coming out in November 2015.
6. Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman is known world wide for her bestselling novel If I Stay, the story about Mia: a17-year-old girl who has to make a choice after being involved in a car accident. The book has been adapted into a movie of the same title, which was released in August, 2014. Gayle Forman’s books are beautiful and emotional tales of redemption and moving forward even when all seems to be lost. Her newest book, titled I Was Here came out in January 2015.
7. Jay Asher
Jay Asher is also an author that takes on the most serious, deadly problems today’s teenagers face and deals with them in his books. His first book, Thirteen Reasons Why has won numerous awards and has been praised by many authors and gotten five star reviews. His second co-authored book with Carolyn Mackler, is called The Future of Us, and it’s a highly creative, interesting tale of how our present actions can affect our future.
Jennifer E. Smith wrote the best selling novel called The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, as well as the novels: The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. Her novels have been translated into more than 28 languages worldwide. Follow her on Instagram and learn more about her life in NYC, where currently she works as an editor.
9. Jenny Han
Jenny Han is the author of teenage romance novels like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and others. Her novels depict coming-of-age, teenage romances that are both sweet and fun at the same time. Jenny Han’s newest novel PS. I Still Love You came out on May 26th and it’s the charming, and emotionally heartfelt continuation of the story of Lara Jean that began in To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved.
10. John Green
John Green is the author of many award-winning novels like Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and the New York Times bestselling novels Paper Towns and the widely acclaimed The Fault in Our Stars. Follow him on Instagram and find out more about his video blogging and learn about the upcoming movie adaptation of Paper Towns.
11. Katie McGarry
Katie McGarry writes emotional and thrilling YA novels that contain real aches and real love within, all the while managing to be sensitive and complex at the same time. Her books include the best selling series Pushing the Limits, while her newest book, titled Nowhere But Here was published on May 26th. Follow her on Instagram; she loves to connect with her readers on all social platforms.
12. Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Selection, the fairytale-like story of America Singer, who entered the Selection to win the heart of a prince. Kiera Cass’s books are half-dystopia, half-teenage romances, but they’re page turners and you read them in one sitting. Follow Kiera Cass on Instagram and learn all about the continuation of the Selection series with her newest novel, The Heir, the story of a princess who’s having her own Selection to find her happily ever after.
Laurie Halse Anderson writes books about all ages, from children and young adults, to adults and while she tackles serious issues in her books, she still manages to fill them with light, humor and sensitivity. Her books have earned many literary awards. Her newest novel, The Impossible Knife of Memory, was published on January 27th, 2014. Her Instagram account includes more information about her upcoming books, as well as lovely motivational messages.
14. Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo writes young adult science fiction and fantasy, and is the author of the bestselling series The Grisha (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising). Six of Crows, the first book in a new series called The Dregs happens in the world of The Grisha. Follow Leigh Bardugo on Instagram and find out all about it and more!
15. Marie Lu
Marie Lu writes young adult science fiction books, focusing on dystopian worlds and the troubles of young, gifted heroes and heroines. The books from her Legend Trilogy were New York Times bestsellers, and her new series, The Young Elites, which kicked off with the first book of the same title; continue in The Rose Society, which is scheduled for release on October 13th. Follow Marie Lu on Instagram to see what else she might be up to.
16. Marie Rutkoski
Marie Rutkoski is the author of the YA novel The Shadow Society and the children’s fantasy series The Kronos Chronicles. Her newest YA trilogy starts with The Winner’s Curse, which was published in March 2014. The trilogy continues with The Winner’s Crime, which was published in March 2015. The conclusion of the trilogy, The Winner’s Kiss, is scheduled to be published in 2016. Follow her on Instagram for beautiful landscapes and information about her projects.
17. Michelle Hodkin
Michelle Hodkin writes young adult novels that are mysterious, dark and gripping at the same time. Her first trilogy about Mara Dyer that began with The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was a New York Times bestseller, and the conclusion, The Retribution of Mara Dyer was published in November 2014. To find out more about Michelle Hodkin and her books, follow her on Instagram. It’s got cat pictures as a bonus!
18. Rainbow Rowell
Rainbow Rowell is the author of sweet teenage romance novels like Eleanor and Park, and Fangirl. She writes adult romances as well, and her two published adult romance novels are Landline and Attachments. Follow her on Instagram and discover the places where she makes appearances and to get information about her new book titled Carry On, which is scheduled to be released on October 6th, 2015.
19. Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs is the author of the YA paranormal bestselling trilogy, Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a haunting tale about kids with paranormal (peculiar) powers, accompanied by creepy, old photographs. The story continues with Hollow City, and the third installment, titled Library of Souls is to be released on September 22nd, 2015. Follow Ransom Rigg’s Instagram account and discover everything he’s passionate about, as well as the cover of the third book in the trilogy, and much more!
20. Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen is the author of YA coming of age stories like Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, Lock and Key, Along for the Ride, This Lullaby and others. Sarah Dessen’s heroines are teenagers, boys and girls that live their lives, sometimes among really odd circumstances and look for their own place in the world. Her books should be on every teenage girl’s to-read list. Her newest novel, Saint Anything, that follows the adventures of Sydney after her brother Peyton has an accident, came out on May 5th, 2015. Follow Sarah Dessen on Instagram and find out what more she has in store for you.
21. Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas is the bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, of which the fourth book, Queen of Shadows, will be released in September 2015. Her newest book is called A Court of Thorns and Roses and it was released on May 15th, 2015, as the start of a new series with the same title. Her Instagram account is private, so follow her to find out more about her and her upcoming novels.
Image credit: José Moutinho on flickr and reproduced under Creative Commons 2.0[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/photo.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Georgina Roy wants to live in a world filled with magic.
As a 22-year-old art student, she’s moonlighting as a writer and is content to fill notebooks and sketchbooks with magical creatures and amazing new worlds. When she is not at school, or scribbling away in a notebook, you can usually find her curled up, reading a good urban fantasy novel, or writing on her laptop, trying to create her own.