I keep my Twitter feed fairly small so I don’t miss out on tweets I want to read. (As of right now I only follow around 240 people.)Â These authors use their feeds to talk about books and also about other topics near to their hearts.
My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
She is the author of several horror novels and a memoir of growing up with parents who were active in the Civil Rights movement. Her Twitter feed shows her love of social justice issues. She also promotes other POC authors. Like Daniel Jose Older’s novel Shadowshaper? She was one of his teachers.
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
He is an Arab-American author living in Detroit. He’s a proud geek and a father of 5 year old twins. He spends lots of time on Twitter discussing geekery and Muslim issues in America.
Kathleen O’Neal Gear
People of the River by W. Michael Gear
Kathleen and Michael Gear are archeologists who write historical fiction books about pre-Columbian America. Their Twitter feed highlights news from the world of archeology like the coolest new finds.
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy
Based out of Egypt, she travels extensively lecturing on Middle Eastern feminism. Seriously, she travels a lot. I feel like a nervous aunty reading her feed. I just want to tell her to make sure she is getting enough sleep and to have some soup so she doesn’t get a cold. If you are interested in feminism from a non-western perspective, this is a great account to follow.
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
She’s a lawyer turned self publishing romance author who writes about issues concerning POC authors. There are lots of great discusses about romance novels and publishing and laws on her feed.
Great list. I don’t follow a lot of authors. Maybe I should.