Once Upon a Tweet: May 4


Here’s what you may or may not have missed in the Twittersphere these past two weeks:

May 1 – 3 was the #WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS Campaign. Check out the hashtag on Twitter! But here are some awesome #weneeddiversebooks tweets from authors.

Patrick Ness finds the lack of YA representation at the Hugos curious.

I do find it odd that an award that has Novel, Novella, Novelette, Noveltini, Novelova & Short Story can’t find space for YA

— Patrick Ness (@patrickness) April 21, 2014

Susane Colasanti is excited about the actors for the Now and Forever book trailer.

Filming the #NowAndForever book trailer today. Our actors look just like Sterling and Ethan. Beyond hot. Can’t wait to see their chemistry!

— Susane Colasanti (@susanecolasanti) April 23, 2014

John Green responds to being named one of the most influential people by TIME magazine.

Laurie Halse Anderson is bringing awareness to sexual violence through the #Speak4Rainn15 campaign.

Matthew Quick gives good advice.

Kimberly Derting tweets a picture of the blue whipped cream at her book launch.

Lauren DeStefano live tweets while watching The Little Mermaid.

Justine Larbalestier advocates for diversity.

Know what would be awesome? If all the white male authors I know said they’re no longer going to do panels that are all white male authors.

— Justine Larbalestier (@JustineLavaworm) April 27, 2014

Jay Asher is intrigued by a new genre.

Maureen Johnson talks about the importance of driving safely.

Dear car commercial that advertises a feature where a driver can check Facebook from the wheel: **** you. No, really. **** you.

— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) April 27, 2014

If you listen to only one thing Auntie MJ says: when driving, JUST DRIVE. No phone calls or selfies or even Twitter. REALLY.

— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) April 27, 2014

Leigh Bardugo teases her fans.

An LAPD helicopter is literally circling over my house. Guess they really want the Alarkling snippet?

— Leigh Bardugo (@leighbardugo) April 28, 2014

Sarah Rees Brennan breaks her refrigerator.

HANDYMAN: How do you know your fridge isn’t running? SARAH: *conflicted expression* HANDYMAN: No jokes Sarah please.

— Sarah Rees Brennan (@sarahreesbrenna) April 29, 2014

Kiera Cass is excited to change her calendar to May.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes finishes putting the Post-It Notes in her revisions and her boyfriend calls it beautiful.

ME (grinning): Are you saying I’m as pretty as a post it? BOYFRIEND (perhaps suspecting trick question): Pretty as a lot of post its?

— Jennifer Lynn Barnes (@jennlynbarnes) May 1, 2014

Sarah Beth Durst observes the suburbs.

Gorgeous day out, yet I don’t hear sound of power tools. That never happens. Must be apocalypse.

— Sarah Beth Durst (@sarahbethdurst) May 1, 2014

Oh, wait, no. There’s a chainsaw. Ah, suburbs. Never change.

— Sarah Beth Durst (@sarahbethdurst) May 1, 2014

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Alison Ng

Alison lives in the NYC area, works in book publishing and really, really likes food.

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