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Literary Tweets: African-American Authors On Twitter

On February 21, 2009, approximately three months ago today, I made the leap into the social micro-blogging site known as Twitter (for those of you that don't have a clue about Twitter, please watch this). My desire to connect with other writers was one of the first reasons why I joined Twitter and it was also because I'm nosey as hell during this short amount of time that I found out that it wasn't very easy to locate some of my favorite black authors. Therefore, I'd like to offer other 'tweeples' the opportunity to save their precious time as I've complied a nice list of some great writers. Now there are various reasons why these authors tweet; some authors only promote their latest project(s) while others enjoy conversing with their tweeples. Either way, whether you're a fan, a nosey lurker, or an aspiring writer like myself, these authors are tweeting away for the world to see - Aren't you curious to read what they're writing outside their books?

Aliya S. King

Ashley Antoinette

Bernice L. McFadden

Connie Briscoe

Danyel Smith

Dashawn Taylor

Donna Hill

Eric J. Dickey

Hill Harper

Iyanla Vanzant

Janine A. Morris

Jimi Izrael

Karen Q. Miller

Karrine Steffans

Kevin Liles

Kim Osorio

K'wan Foye

Linda Dominique

Lolita Files

Mary B. Morrison

Meta Smith

Miasha Coleman

Nelson George

Nikki Nicole

Nikki Turner

Omar Tyree

Reverend Run Simmons

Russell Simmons

S.B. Redd

Shay Raw

Shelia M. Gross

Smokey Fontaine

T. Styles

Tavis Smiley

Tiphani Montgomery


Victoria Christopher Murray

Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant


Know of any other African-American authors on twitter? Naturally, this list can be updated, so take a moment to tell me about them in the comments. Meanwhile, I'll be over here, doing what I do best...

African-American authors twitter

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