When you read books, have you ever wondered what the authors sound like? Today, as I was looking for how to pronounce an author’s name, I came across his channel and was able to discover how his name is pronounced. The author is George H. Sirois. It’s a French last name, but he’s American, so I had no idea how he pronounced it. I know the French pronunciation, and no, he doesn’t pronounce it the French way.
So, this had me wondering about other authors on YouTube. Here’s the result of my pondering.
Patrick Rothfuss has a channel, and here’s a really long video.
Brandon Sanderson also has a channel. And here’s his ice bucket challenge.
Hugh Howey has quite a few videos. This is his Wool Synopsis.
And look, Michael J. Sullivan has a channel. This is his oldest video.
There are more, of course. And I’d like to know about them. Are there any authors on YouTube that you watch? Share their channels below!
All this talk about whether authors should blog had me thinking, what famous authors actually maintain a blog? There are a few that I follow.
First is John Scalzi’s Whatever. He’s a science fiction author that seems to be quite active with readers.
Second is N. K. Jemisin’s Epiphany 2.0. She’s a fantasy author, and she also responds to comments.
Third is Hugh Howey’s The Wayfinder. He’s also a science fiction author, and probably the best-known for starting out self-publishing, getting a big book deal while still retaining digital rights. However, he doesn’t seem to respond to comments. He reads them, as he left an addendum on his most recent post responding to comments in general.
And I have to mention Michael J. Sullivan’s website, because he has contributed to this blog in the past, and he is wonderful at responding to his fans and comments.
How about you? Do you know any other more well-known authors who blog? Share the links in the comments below!