Saturday, February 26, 2011

Some Worthy Tweeters

I haven't had time these last months for anything writing - blogging, schmoozing, writing - with the whole family adjusting to my return to the working life after six years as a stay at home mom.

I haven't had the time for things like Twitter's #FF (Follow Friday)

Making up for lost time, here is a list of worthy tweeters that I follow on Twitter. (Now let's see if I can manage to write that 1st ever book review I've been meaning to write.)

You follow 115 people - @ Apr 8/11

Note:  All tweeter descriptions are quoted directly from their twitter pages (except techdirt).

Groups & Communities:

Gather_Inc Gather_Inc

Maker of new friends.Sharer of content.Photography lover.Foodie.News & gossip junkie.Ga-ga for giveaways.Parenting guru.Haver of hobbies.Social Networking fan.

goodreads goodreads

The largest community of readers in the world. Find new books, recommend books, track your reading, join book clubs, win book giveaways, and much more!

Horror_World Horror World

Communicate with dark fiction's best known authors Read reviews of the latest horror book releases Original Fiction by some of the Genre's biggest names

HorrorWriters Horror Writers Assoc

The HWA exists to promote and protect the careers of professional horror writers and those seeking to enter their ranks


Join the leading horror author community to workshop your fiction in our forum, learn the craft from our blog and meet people just as messed up as you are.

mbwriters MB Writers' Guild

The Manitoba Writers' Guild

NextBigAuthor Leading Publishers

In May 2011, the publishers of Dan Brown, J.K. Rowling, & Stephen King join to support Simply write some opening chapters in May to join.

publishingtalk Publishing Talk

The online community for authors and publishers interested in social media, digital, and the future of the publishing industry. Run by @jonreed.

redroomdotcom Red Room is an exciting online community for authors, book-lovers, and people who love great writing. Become a fan on Facebook:

webook Brian

A leading online writing community that helps writers achieve their goal of publication. Home of PageToFame and AgentInbox.

Writers_Cafe Writers Cafe

A place where all writers can congregate to share, learn and network. Not related to

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) & Scriptfrenzy:

NaNoWordSprints NaNoWordSprints

The official home for Twitter-based NaNoWriMo word sprints!

NaNoWriMo NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. The goal: write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November.

NaNoWriMoYWP NaNoWriMo's YWP

The youth program for @NaNoWriMo's novel-in-a-month challenge. Tweets for young writers, parents, and educators.

scriptfrenzy Script Frenzy

The challenge: Write a script in April. Are you in?


AccentPress Hazel Cushion

Accent Press is a feisty independent publishing company based in the UK

AlgonquinBooks AlgonquinBooks

Founded in 1983, independent publisher of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Opinions our own, not representative of the company.

americaspress America's Press

America's Press is a Book Printing company that specializes in short run books for publishing companies and self published authors.

ApexBookCompany Apex Publications

Painting the landscape of dark fiction.

CarinaPress Carina Press

Harlequin's digital-first press publishing all genres/subgenres of fiction. Where no great story goes untold.

ChronicleBooks Chronicle Books

An independent publisher of distinctive books and gifts. Community Manager @zenguin on deck.

GraywolfPress Graywolf Press

Founded in 1974, Graywolf Press is an independent, nonprofit publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction, & poetry. Tweets by Erin Kottke (@eekottke).

HarperCollinsCa HarperCollinsCa

News, views and a bit of attitude about HarperCollins Canada books, our authors and the world wide web.

HarperPerennial Harper Perennial

We're one of the paperback imprints of HarperCollins. We like you.

harperteen HarperTeen

Teen division of HarperCollins, publishing quality young adult books. Frequent contests, giveaways, and the latest news for YA readers!

littlebrown Little, Brown and Co

One of the U.S.'s oldest and most distinguished publishing houses, Little, Brown publishes James Patterson,David Sedaris,Anita Shreve,Malcom Gladwell &more

MacKidsBooks Macmillan Kids

Macmillan Children’s is home to some of the most highly acclaimed and noteworthy children’s imprints in the publishing industry.

Patchworkinfo Doug Burchill

The Patchwork Project is an effort to increase the awareness of domestic abuse through the horror genre.

PenguinCanadaYR Penguin Canada YR

Publisher of quality children's and young adult books. The Canadian affiliate of the internationally renowned Penguin Group.

penguinusa Penguin Group (USA)

Penguin Group (USA) is the U.S. affiliate of the internationally renowned Penguin Group, one of the largest English-language trade book publishers in the world.

PitchDarkBooks Pitch Dark Books

Your source for paranormal & supernatural YA reads.

randomhouse randomhouse

Random House book and author news

Scholastic Scholastic

The official Scholastic Twitter account. Tweets by book lovers and education enthusiasts from around the company.

scholasticCDA Scholastic Canada

Scholastic Canada, the country's largest children's book publisher and distributor, tweets about our books, authors, and children's book news

ShadowCastAudio Jason Warden-Editor

Author. Podcaster, Always looking for new Dark fiction stories, art, and music for the podcast.

simonschuster Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster is one of the largest English language publishers in the world. Follow us for book, author & industry news and free book giveaways!

StoryCasting Jeff Reid

Creator of StoryCasting, the premier fantasy-casting website. Cast your favorite books with current stars.

torbooks Tor Books

Publisher of SF, Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal Romance, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense, and other speculative fiction (Tweets by Jen & Laura)

Followed by you!

unbridledbooks Unbridled Books

Promising that rarest of pleasures, a good read.

Industry News and Such:

ABooksBlog A Books Blog

A books blog is the place for blog content about books.

bookbench The Book Bench

We're the literary blog of The New Yorker. Who's tweeting? Macy Halford

DigiBookWorld Digital Book World

Digital Book World focuses on publishing strategies, not tools; solutions, not theories; practicality, not punditry. Tweets by @muttinmall

eBookNewser ebookNewser

The First Word on Digital Publishing

GuardianBooks Guardian Books

News, reviews and author interviews plus tweets from the desk: Sarah Crown, Michelle Pauli, Richard Lea and Lindesay Irvine

googlebooks Google Books

Popular passages, quotes, quirky images, and occasional product updates from Google Books.

LATimesbooks LA Times Books

Literary news + reviews from Los Angeles Times Jacket Copy blog + Books section. See for more streams. See you at the #LATfob in April.

LibraryJournal Library Journal

Library views, news, and book reviews from LJ staffers

NewYorker The New Yorker

The New Yorker is a weekly magazine with a mix of reporting of politics and culture, humor and cartoons, fiction and poetry, and reviews and criticism.

nytimesbooks nytimesbooks

Recent Critics' Picks, News and Author Interviews by the Writers and Bloggers of

PenguinTeen PenguinTeen

The latest info on today's hottest writers for teens: John Green, Richelle Mead, Laurie Halse Anderson, Sarah Dessen, Jay Asher...

paperbackhorror Paperback Horror

Reviewer for and
Dangerous Arts n' Crafts type of guy.

PublishersLunch PublishersLunch

Publishing news tweets from the trade's biggest newsletter/website

PublishersWkly Publishers Weekly

The international magazine of bookselling and publishing

pubperspectives PubPerspectives

international publishing news and opinion served daily!

PWreviews PW Reviews

PW is the industry's leading news & reviews magazine & covers 7,000 books a year. Who's tweeting? Reviews editors Parul Sehgal, Jonny Segura, Mike Harvkey.

randomhousekids Random House Kids

Random House Children's Books news and updates #books #kidlit

RoomtoRead Room to Read

World Change Starts with Educated Children

sljournal SchoolLibraryJournal

School Library Journal is the world's largest reviewer of children's & young adult material, from books to digital content. Serving up tweets: @kishizuka

VirtualWriters Virtual Writers Inc.

The one-stop web resource for all Virtual Writers.

womenonwriting WOW! WomenOnWriting

WOW! Women On Writing promotes the communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers and readers. Tweets by Margo, Angela, Jodi, Marcia.

WriterResource The Ivory Tower

We are a FREE market listing site for authors and artists! The site is totally ad/donation supported so there is no cost involved. Over 1100 markets to date.

WritersDigest Writer's Digest

Helping writers since 1920. Publisher of Writer's Market series.

YABookShelf Melissa Montovani

Want an honest review of the next YA book you'd like to read? Come on by and stay awhile.

Agents & Other Insiders:

BostonBookGirl Lauren E. MacLeod

A literary agent @strothmanagency with an emphasis in YA and MG fiction and nonfiction. Opinions are my own.

chavelaque Cheryl Klein

I'm an editor at Scholastic, a blogger at home, & a reader & writer everywhere. All opinions expressed here are solely my own, not my company's.

ColleenLindsay Colleen Lindsay

Publishing browncoat. Cat herder. Queer human. Professional nerd. TARDIS fan. Athlete's foot survivor. Part of Penguin Group (USA) Business Development team.

DeidreKnight DeidreKnight

Literary Agent and New York Times bestselling author of romance/women's fiction who loves to travel to far away places, mentally and geographically.

BukowskiD Denise Bukowski

literary agent

EvilWylie Evil Wylie

Evil publishing industry insider. Curator of EVILREADS.COM. Follower of the dark lord @EmperorFranzen.

GalleyCat GalleyCat

The First Word on the Book Publishing Industry

Ginger_Clark Ginger Clark

I am a literary agent. I work at Curtis Brown. I respond only to queries I'm interested in. This twitter account will be boring.

indiepridejenna Jenna

Chief Book Editor. We have gathered a team of editors to facilitate you in putting your best foot forward with your books.

Kid_Lit Mary Kole

Kidlit enthusiast and associate agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency!

literaticat jennifer laughran

literary agent at andrea brown lit, children's bookseller, reader, raconteur, eccentric multi-millionaire and patron of the arts... and some of those are lies

LucienneDiver Lucienne Diver

Agent, author, blogger.

MichaelBourret Michael Bourret

Literary Agent, bran muffin enthusiast and nerdy cat person

moonrat moonrat

book editor. rabid reader. love to eat. yumm.

NathanBransford Nathan Bransford (agent)


RachelleGardner Rachelle Gardner

Literary agent, firefighter's wife, mom of two awesome girls, Starbucks freak.

Authors, Writers, That Sort of Thing:

BDCWB Best Damn

The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog---Getting Your Literary Life.

bonnietoews Bonnie Toews

novelist of intrigue and suspense and advocate for Canadian Vets and Parkinson's Caregivers

cafeofdreams April

I am a proud mom of 2 as well as a happily book obsessed reader, reviewer, blogger, freelance writer and author/book promoter.

candiwall Candi Wall

Aspiring author - a.w.a K.R. Lawson, I'm an Animal Control, mother of four, and always working on a new WIP while editing others for submission.

chavelaque Cheryl Klein

I'm an editor at Scholastic, a writer at home, & a reader everywhere. My book SECOND SIGHT is out now! All opinions here are solely my own, not my company's.

ccmalandrinos ccmalandrinos

Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. She is a tour coordinator for Pump Up Your Book. Little Shepherd is her first book.

djledford Deborah J Ledford

Author of The Hillerman Sky Award nominated SNARE (Second Wind Publishing). Three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, book lover, Native American.

Donna_Carrick Donna Carrick

Author of The First Excellence, The Noon God & Gold & Fishes

hollyhardin Holly Hardin

I am a children's author. My first book Aurora of the Northern Lights is a Yuletide tale with a message for tolerance.

jakonrath JA Konrath

I write thrillers.

JeffStrand JeffStrand


JeremyCShipp Jeremy C. Shipp

Bram Stoker nominated author of CURSED and VACATION, repped by Mark McVeigh. Live in a semi-haunted farmhouse. Yard gnomes like me. Attic clowns--not so much.

KreelanWarrior Michael R. Hicks

Author of the acclaimed IN HER NAME novels, Amazon Kindle owner and publisher, BEACHBODY (P90X) fitness fan, and servant to two Siberian cats... ;-)

LindaThieman Linda Thieman

Author of the Mom's Choice Awards(R)-winning chapter book series, Katie and Kimble: A Ghost Story, for ages 7-10.

MargaretAtwood Margaret E. Atwood


mcbourque Marie-Claude Bourque

Author of gothic paranormal romance (Dorchester) & steampunk fantasy. French Canadian. Physicist. Oceanographer. Fitness pro, Mum. Future Sciences teacher.

Nicole_Odell Nicole O'Dell

Author, Scenarios Interactive Series @scenarios4girls, Speaker, WAHM of 6 w/2yr triplets! Host of #TeenTalkRadio Thurs, 10pm EST.

PatBertram Pat Bertram

Author of Daughter Am I, More Deaths Than One and A Spark of Heavenly Fire, available from Second Wind Publishing. Look for Light Bringer in March, 2011!

ScottWesterfeld Scott Westerfeld

I write novels for money and fame.

sherikayehoff Sheri Kaye Hoff

Inspiring living in Success and joy everyday, Life Coach, Author- Keys to Living Joyfully, Professor, Spirituality, Wine Lover, Mom of 3, Married to Randy

10MinuteWriter K Grubb

Mommy, homeschooler, novelist, comedian wanna be, who writes in very small increments.

thebookmaven Bethanne Patrick

Blogger, book reviewer, author interviewer, author --but above all, a reader.

toricarrington toricarrington

Dynamic duo of Lori Schlachter Karayianni & Tony Karayianni with 50 titles incl Sofie Metropolis, PI series. Have baklava, will travel!

UWannabeawriter Jane WJ

From @JaneWenhamJones, author of Wannabe a Writer? Hot tips for would-be authors, struggling scribes and all those who twitter instead of getting on with it...

victoriastrauss Victoria Strauss

Novelist (7 books), book reviewer, co-founder of Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group. I don't autofollow, but I do check & answer @ replies

WebbWeavers WebbWeaver

Co-authors of 2 books in the 'INNOCENTS' series. We review books & interview authors for you!

writers2follow Follow That Writer

I'm Ann Douglas, a writer who follows and recommends a lot of other writers on Twitter.

WritingSpirit Julie Isaac, Author

Award winning author & content creation coach. Creator of #WriteChat 12-3pm PT Sundays & the #SHINEonline Blogging Challenge that starts on 1-11-11 for 111 days

And Some Other Twitter Peeps:

allgreatquotes Tom

Your Daily Inspiration pill! Take one quote three times a day.

Quotes4Writers Quotes4Writers

Quotes junkie. The words of the quote may belong to just one writer or author but the sentiment may be shared by more than one.

RoseCottageLisa Lisa Shipp

I am a Christian, a young wife, a mother to two darling cats, and a full-time student. Rose Cottage is my home.

susieqtpies Susie QT pies

Love doing Product reviews, family,coffee,homeschooling twin teens 1 tween, Recipes,lipstick,Games, watchin' movies, books and playing with my Android Phone!

techdirt techdirt

Diggs up the dirt on writing and a whole bunch of other stuff involving technology.

And This Miscellaneous Twitter Stuff:

addthis AddThis

Share anything to anyone, anywhere and boost traffic back to your site with the most popular sharing tool in the world.

shortyawards Shorty Awards

Hailed as the Oscars of Twitter by The NY Times, the Shorty Awards honor the best people & organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content.

Followed by you!

twitrbackground David Fairley

Twitter Backgrounds from the largest free source online. We also post about the latest Twitter Tools, Apps, News, and Twitter Opportunities.

wefollow wefollow

A user powered twitter directory located at


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