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.
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:
Author of five novels and the best-selling memoirs Slow Motion and Devotion, and owner of this little cutie:
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!
Our dog Ben demonstrates downward facing dog pic.twitter.com/LKmUp2WPBa
— Philippa Gregory (@PhilippaGBooks) July 12, 2016
I have hens! In the barn now going free range soon. pic.twitter.com/J40g5FUYnv
— Philippa Gregory (@PhilippaGBooks) May 17, 2016
Author of Me Before You and many other best selling romantic novels. But more importantly, look at these beauties!! Hilarious cat + massive dog = winning.
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:
Parties are overrated! Happy New Year, everybody. Let’s make 2017 a good one ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Sivdg8NwgM
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 1, 2017
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.
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.
My dog XO, winner of a Group One Award, with handler Adriano. XO knows how to keep his paws dry after a heavy rain! pic.twitter.com/TcFAANtYos
— Jeffery Deaver (@JefferyDeaver) July 7, 2016
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.
Peace on earth, humans. And now for my next impression, the Grinch’s dog Max. pic.twitter.com/9KqwwxFjzK
— Harlan Coben (@HarlanCoben) December 25, 2016
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:
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) September 9, 2016
British romance novelist and founder of the Katie Fforde Bursary. Oh, and n’awwww:
Pups and my study. Hmm… pic.twitter.com/feeLAr9l
— Katie Fforde (@KatieFforde) February 18, 2012
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.
Author of many teen novels and writer for magazines. This is her dog Miss Betsy, just look at that happy face!!
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.