Authors’ adorable pets – here to make you smile

Authors’ adorable pets – here to make you smile

On this Blue Monday, we’re here with a pick-me-up. We love authors and the wonderful books they write. And what do authors love? Their pets.

So here are some of the cutest and most lovely animals, along with what their talented owners write.


Elizabeth George

Author of the Inspector Lynley Mystery series, and her recent young adult series the Whidbey Island Saga. Here are her cat and dog posing expertly:


Dani Shapiro

Author of five novels and the best-selling memoirs Slow Motion and Devotion, and owner of this little cutie:

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Phillipa Gregory

English historical novelist who has been writing since 1987, and is perhaps best known for her book The Other Boleyn Girl. Here’s her yogic dog, and she has chickens!


Jojo Moyes

Author of Me Before You and many other best selling romantic novels. But more importantly, look at these beauties!!  Hilarious cat + massive dog = winning.

A photo posted by Jojo Moyes (@jojomoyesofficial) on


J. K. Rowling

Author of… I think you know but I’ll tell you anyway – Harry Potter! And of course the crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Here she is cosying up with her dog:


Laurie Halse Anderson

American writer best known for children’s and young adult novels. Her most recent series are Vet Volunteers and Seeds of America. And she has two gorgeous dogs.


Jeffery Deaver

Prolific American mystery/crime writer, whose novels appear regularly on best seller lists. But wow, this picture of one of his many dogs is just too good.


Harlan Coben

Author of mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past and have multiple twists. And his dog is adorable.


Jodi Picoult

Author of 23 novels, often focusing on family and moral dilemmas. She’s well known for My Sister’s Keeper. And here’s her dog with a rainbow:


Katie FForde

British romance novelist and founder of the Katie Fforde Bursary. Oh, and n’awwww:


Jenny Colgan

Writer of romantic comedy fiction and science-fiction, and has written for the Doctor Who line of stories. Her lovely dog is called Nevil Shute, named after Nevil Shute Norway, an English novelist and aeronautical engineer.

Jenny Colgan dog

Sarra Manning

Author of many teen novels and writer for magazines. This is her dog Miss Betsy, just look at that happy face!!

A photo posted by Sarra Manning (@sarra_manning) on


So what have we learnt here? That authors can move us through more than just their books. And that cute and funny pets are the best.
Happy Blue Monday!


This post was written by Holly Newson.

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