This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie. Since the bookish world wouldn’t exist without all the many lovely authors, I decided to spotlight a few authors who are constantly making the world better today with their words. Because this list would be forever long, I narrowed it down to authors who are currently living and you should go follow on various social media platforms because they are amazing.
Mary Weber: Author of the Storm Siren trilogy, the Sofi Snow duology, and the upcoming To Best the Boys, Mary Weber is one of my favorite people I’ve never met. She continually loves and encourages her fans and the world, and she’s transparent and unashamed to discuss the ups and downs of life. She is an inspiring world model, and she has an awesome (and delicious) book club on Facebook that you should join.
Nadine Brandes: Author of Out of Time trilogy, Fawkes, and the upcoming Romanov, Nadine Brandes is a new author to me. But her Instagram account is gorgeous and her Youtube videos are fun and helpful, and she’s just the cutest.
Kayla Olson: Author The Sandcastle Empire and the newly released This Splintered Silence, Kayla Olson is wonderful. She is continually encouraging writers, and I love her perspective on things, whether that is books, world issues, or just every day life.
Lisa T. Bergren: Author of so many books that I couldn’t list them all, Lisa T. Bergren has been a long-time favorite author of mine. She is such an inspiring author for me because she strives to be genuine in her words and she is unashamed to write about faith. I love that her books feel authentic and not cheesy.
Emily Bain Murphy: Author of The Disappearances, Emily Bain Murphy is just the sweetest. Her Instagram account is dedicated to finding beauty everywhere and reminds me daily that there is so much life has to offer.
Maggie Stiefvater: Author of The Raven Cycle, The Scorpio Races, and more, Maggie Stiefvater is just freaking awesome. I mean, who else can get away with driving a cool car and wearing jeans and black tank tops to author signings? I love her books, art, and music, and I think she just makes the world a better place.
Rick Riordan: Author of the Percy Jackson series and more, Uncle Rick is someone to be cherished. His books are funny and educational, and they personally helped me understand various world mythology by having fun. Gosh, someone give that man a hug.
Marissa Meyer: Author of The Lunar Chronicles and the Renegades trilogy, Marissa Meyer is literally saving YA science-fiction one book at a time. Seriously. I had the privilege of meeting Marissa twice, and she is so nice and willing to listen despite how many people were in line before and after me. She also has a lot of great writing advice on her blog.
Ashley Poston: Author Geekerella and the Heart of Iron duology, Ashley Poston has shown me that it’s acceptable to fangirl over everything. Literally. I love her Instagram stories where she is continually freaking out when stores have her book in stock. It’s hilarious and relatable, and she is just all around a fun author.
Kristen Ciccarelli: Author of The Last Namsara and The Caged Queen, Kristen Ciccarelli’s books have stolen my heart. I love, love, love that her books are continually reminding the world that love trumps everything. (Also, she wrote about dragons and it was good!)