Good For You: 8 Authors to Follow on TikTok Who Are Doing Great

I can’t be the only one whose screen time has skyrocketed to a shameful degree since downloading TikTok. As the fastest-growing social media platform in the world, I am decidedly not alone. We’re all spending countless hours scrolling through our FYPs (For You pages). I think what’s so captivating with TikTok is the specificity of the videos that wind up on your FYP and the quickness in which you consume content. With videos only a few minutes long, it’s easy to blow through hundreds without coming up for air. More than once, I’ve stumbled onto a video verbalizing something I thought was something specific to me. Ways I eat my food or things I find inherently embarrassing (loading my carry-on in the overhead bin anyone?) or thought processes I assumed I was alone in the world having. But, then, in one minute I am no longer alone. What’s nice too, is the variety of “sides” to TikTok. While some may be broad, like BookTok or DanceTok, some are extremely niche, leaving you baffled and slightly honored if you stumble your way into them (Beans TikTok I’m looking at you). Regardless of what you’re into, there’s some facet of TikTok out there waiting for you. So, here are a few authors to follow on TikTok for anyone wanting to see the book and writing sides! Chloe Gong (@thechloegong) New York Times best-selling author of These Violent Delights Chloe Gong is a delight on TikTok. Gong’s page is full of jokes about her age, insights into her publishing journey, day-in-the-life glimpses, stealth Walmart missions, and lots of These Violent Delights content (plus teasers for the sequel, Our Violent Ends!) She’s the perfect follow for anyone wanting a variety of content and a great introduction to AuthorTok done right. @thechloegong still not sure on laundry tbh #booktok #yabooks #authorsoftiktok #writersoftiktok #authortok #bookclub #bookstan #bookrecs #genz #writing #publishing ♬ original sound – Danielle Lim Victoria Aveyard (@victoriaaveyard) Author of the Red Queen series and newly released Realm Breaker, Aveyard’s TikTok is full of answers to questions you’ve always wondered about the publishing industry! As a reader myself, I’m fascinated by what goes on behind the scenes and Aveyard’s page is a window into that world. If you’ve ever wondered how authors get paid, the parts of a three act structure, or how it feels to kill off fan favorites, Aveyard’s page is the one to follow. @victoriaaveyard you broke my glasses, you broke my brush #victoriaaveyard #booktok #realmbreaker #writertok ♬ original sound – CocoDevile Colleen Hoover (@colleenhoover) TikTok has latched onto Colleen Hoover’s novels, putting Verity and It Ends with Us on more than one list of their most recommended books. Bookstores across the world are putting together tables of BookTok’s favorites. When you’re done reading Hoover’s entries (and all of the rest of her books), drop on by her TikTok to get some of your burning questions answered, meet her delightful family, and see her as she lets her hair down! She’s direct and honest and always fun to follow! @colleenhoover Reply to @regeenafalangee WELCOME. To chaos. Welcome to chaos.

Good For You: 8 Authors to Follow on TikTok Who Are Doing
Great
I can’t be the only one whose screen time has skyrocketed to a shameful degree since downloading TikTok. As the fastest-growing social media platform in the world, I am decidedly not alone. We’re all spending countless hours scrolling through our FYPs (For You pages). I think what’s so captivating with TikTok is the specificity of the videos that wind up on your FYP and the quickness in which you consume content. With videos only a few minutes long, it’s easy to blow through hundreds without coming up for air. More than once, I’ve stumbled onto a video verbalizing something I thought was something specific to me. Ways I eat my food or things I find inherently embarrassing (loading my carry-on in the overhead bin anyone?) or thought processes I assumed I was alone in the world having. But, then, in one minute I am no longer alone. What’s nice too, is the variety of “sides” to TikTok. While some may be broad, like BookTok or DanceTok, some are extremely niche, leaving you baffled and slightly honored if you stumble your way into them (Beans TikTok I’m looking at you). Regardless of what you’re into, there’s some facet of TikTok out there waiting for you. So, here are a few authors to follow on TikTok for anyone wanting to see the book and writing sides! Chloe Gong (@thechloegong) New York Times best-selling author of These Violent Delights Chloe Gong is a delight on TikTok. Gong’s page is full of jokes about her age, insights into her publishing journey, day-in-the-life glimpses, stealth Walmart missions, and lots of These Violent Delights content (plus teasers for the sequel, Our Violent Ends!) She’s the perfect follow for anyone wanting a variety of content and a great introduction to AuthorTok done right. @thechloegong still not sure on laundry tbh #booktok #yabooks #authorsoftiktok #writersoftiktok #authortok #bookclub #bookstan #bookrecs #genz #writing #publishing ♬ original sound – Danielle Lim Victoria Aveyard (@victoriaaveyard) Author of the Red Queen series and newly released Realm Breaker, Aveyard’s TikTok is full of answers to questions you’ve always wondered about the publishing industry! As a reader myself, I’m fascinated by what goes on behind the scenes and Aveyard’s page is a window into that world. If you’ve ever wondered how authors get paid, the parts of a three act structure, or how it feels to kill off fan favorites, Aveyard’s page is the one to follow. @victoriaaveyard you broke my glasses, you broke my brush #victoriaaveyard #booktok #realmbreaker #writertok ♬ original sound – CocoDevile Colleen Hoover (@colleenhoover) TikTok has latched onto Colleen Hoover’s novels, putting Verity and It Ends with Us on more than one list of their most recommended books. Bookstores across the world are putting together tables of BookTok’s favorites. When you’re done reading Hoover’s entries (and all of the rest of her books), drop on by her TikTok to get some of your burning questions answered, meet her delightful family, and see her as she lets her hair down! She’s direct and honest and always fun to follow! @colleenhoover Reply to @regeenafalangee WELCOME. To chaos. Welcome to chaos.