11 times your fave authors totally SLAYED on Instagram


Finding a new post from your favourite authors on Instagram is like discovering a Christmas present you haven’t yet opened. Those little snapshots into their lives, and into their writing lairs, those quick pics of their bookshelves and incredible style, gives us serious life.

So we bring you 11 times we were given over to finger clicks while scrolling our feed. These authors bring their A game every single time and inspire us to do the same:

1. The “selfie of the year”. This sets the bar high. Rainbow Rowell AND Leigh Bardugo… ON A PLANE? So jealous. 

On a plane with @lbardugo

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2. Also, the bookshelf to end all bookshelves. It is a thing of beauty. Look at all those editions! Essentially #authorgoals :

International editions.

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3. Literally every time Leigh Bardugo posts on her Instagram it’s a win. But these nails tho:

4. The Queen that is Dessen, Sarah Dessen (in case you needed clarification) and this cute as heck pup gives us a peek into behind-the-scenes of an epic author… And it looks pretty darn fab:

Kind of hard to relax and enjoy my wine with this going on on top of my head. #Sunday

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5. The way Dawn Kurtagich always puts our bullet journal efforts to shame with her creative prowess:

My first weekly spread for January! I love #bulletjournal planning–you have complete control! Hope you guys are having a great week!

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6. Honor Cargill (off of Perdita & Honor Cargill, ‘Waiting for Callback) is literally the best at promo… And holiday snaps because HELLO Jamaica! We’re SO STOKED for that sequel:

This bookstagrammer shows us EXACTLY how it’s done:

9 ways to realise your bookstagram potential:

7. Melinda Salisbury pwning bookstagram and rekindling our love of magic too:

8. Everyone stop what they are doing. Because this woman right here is visual definition of the word “slay”:

9. But there is no author more rock star than Maggie Stiefvater: 

brake time

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10. Another queen of cool, Kiersten White, making us all want that hair:

Join me, and your journey to the My Little Pony side will be complete…

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11. This is EXACTLY what an awesome author looks like:

Who are you fave authors of Instagram? Share in the comments below!

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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