Well, it seems that y’all are looking for authors to love on Instagram, given my 5 Australian Author Instagram Accounts I Love post is consistently one of my most popular every week.
If you’re a reader, Instagram is a terrific place to get a glimpse of the daily life of your favourite authors. If you’re an author or aspiring author, it’s great to get inspiration from what other writers are doing.
So, I’ve decided to bring you six more to add to your Insta feed! (Just click on their names to see their Instagram accounts.)
Oliver is a funny and very busy children’s book author and speaker, and his Insta is one of Book Boy‘s favourites. I think this has a lot to do with the regular images of burgers (100+), as Oliver seems to be on a mission to try every burger in Australia – if not the world. But he mixes it up with author life, books, and a zany sense of fun. (Podcast interview with Oliver here.)
The author of the breathtakingly beautiful debut novel The Paper House, with a new novel The Gulf coming out on May 30, Anna is another writer who often makes me hungry. She offers up a mix of quirky updates on her books, her cute cat Norman, life and, well, food. Specifically, breakfast. (Podcast interview with Anna.)
Emily is the author of four novels for children and YA, including last year’s The Other Side Of Summer. Her Insta feed is delightfully bookish, reflecting her 20+ years in the book industry as everything from an author and editor to a bookseller and advocate for the #LoveOzYA movement. She is also incredibly supportive of other Australian authors and takes the time to comment regularly.
The author of two published picture books, including the recent Archie And The Bear (with more on the way), Zanni’s Instagram reflects the lovely sense of whimsy that permeates her books, her website and, apparently, her life! (Q&A with Zanni here.)
Tim is the author of the insanely popular Exploding Endings series for primary school kids. He posts regularly about author visits, his books, his writing, and author life. He’s also very friendly, regularly visiting other authors and engaging in lively (comments) conversations.
Jen is the author of many children’s books, including the critically acclaimed Tensy Farlow and The Home For Mislaid Children and the very popular (in my house as well as many others) Danny Best series. She doesn’t consider herself an illustrator, but uses drawing as part of her creative process – and her Instagram feed is a charming place to see this in action. (Podcast interview with Jen here.)
So there you have it – six more lovely Australian author Instagram accounts to follow. Of course, if you’re not already enjoying my Procrastipup updates, author life shots, garden photos and other writerly bits and pieces, I’d love to welcome you to my Instagram as well.
Have you discovered any great new Aussie author Insta accounts to follow? Do tell!