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November 24, 2015

YA Authors You Should Follow on Instagram

Kate Hart
Of all the social networks I frequent, Instagram is by far my favorite. It makes me search for overlooked beauty in my everyday life, and I like the window it provides into other people's worlds -- a curated peek, obviously, but still insight into what they consider noteworthy. And since authors are all about seeing stories through multiple points of view, it's no surprise that some are particularly gifted at finding different visual perspectives, too.

Of course taking an artistic approach isn't necessary for a great feed, but below I've collected 15 authors who update regularly with a photographer's eye. I couldn't feature everyone I love, but if I missed your favorite, let me know in the comments! (And if you'd like to see a more comprehensive list of YA authors on the 'gram, check out this page at YA Highway.)

gorgeous Southwest landscapes and closeups

spooky, super saturated scenes

international travel, wicked fashion, and impeccable color curation.
(her husband Ransom Riggs is no slouch either)

beautiful scenery and an adorable family

goth girl outlooks

nature, books, food, and food and books in nature

city, campus, and crew

landscapes and life

New England scenery and ongoing #HomoReno(vation)

all-seasons beach pics and some cute kids

skies, trees, and beauty in Brooklyn

California coasts, Black Rock City, Skyball, original artwork, and her lovely face

interesting angles and book love

graphic designer behind the camera

exactly what the name implies

bonus! some non-writer publishing-related feeds to follow:

Fangirl and all-around amazing Alice runs the lovely Girl On The Roam feed.

Australian book reviewer Reynje takes some of the most gorgeous damn pictures in the world.

Publicist Mitali Dave is photoblogging her way through the year.

No surprise that Epic Reads maven Margot Wood has a great feed, since she's also The Real Fauxtographer.

Editorial assistant Jeremy West's designer side shows.

Assistant editor Rachel Stark has blue hair and a lot of fun.

and in shameless self-promotion, here's mine

*I'm 99.9% sure that all these accounts are public, but if you'd like to be removed from this list, please let me know.


  1. Great list, thank you for putting it together...wouldn't mind seeing a roundup of new ones you find in 2016

  2. So many people to follow now! Also, thanks for including me!

  3. Love these! You got a bunch of my faves already, but my fave author account you don't have here is Adi Alsaid's - @uhhdee. And I don't know if this is supposed to not include bookstagrammers, by @bookbaristas is my crack. I love her pics so much.


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