Maureen Johnson: The Queen of Twitter

by on February 28th, 2012

Until recently, I spent a fair bit of time on Twitter. However, as a full-time graduate student in the University of Iowa Library and Information Science program and a part-time intern at ICPL, my time of late has been spent learning, reading, and dreaming about libraries. But when I do manage to stumble back to Twitter, I always check in on the antics of one Maureen Johnson.

Ms. Johnson, the author of such young adult novels as The Name of the Star and 13 Little Blue Envelopes (both available in the young adult fiction area at ICPL), spends an abnormal amount of time in the world of tweets and hashtags, but in so doing, manages to be one of the most entertaining people on the internet, in my opinion. There is something of a learning curve to her tweets: she writes about “Monday dragons,” “flying monkeys,” and what she calls “danubing” (I imagine it’s a dance suspended somewhere between a waltz and hula), but after this short adjustment period, one can’t help but follow along. Although the majority of her tweets are silly in tone, she does occasionally post articles about young adult literature, often inspiring discussion about controversial issues. She frequently travels to the United Kingdom to write, and often offers advice and suggestions to aspiring young adult authors. Be sure to check her out; she’ll put a smile on your face. 🙂

You can find her on Twitter, and you can follow her blog on her website.

Curious about Twitter? Wondering how to compose a thought in 140 characters or less? Stop by the Teen Tech Zone on Thursdays from 3-5 PM and Saturdays from 1-4 PM, and I’ll help you write your first tweet!

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