One of the joys of being an author is having a faithful companion by your side as you spend hours at your desk, typing away at your latest story. Many famous authors have had beloved pets that bring them comfort and companionship during their writing process. From cats to dogs to even chickens, these furry friends have played a crucial role in the lives and works of their literary masters. Let’s take a look at some of these famous author-pet duos.


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Clare Balding Pets

Clare Balding is an English broadcaster, journalist, and author. She has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Clare presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport and is the current president of the Rugby Football League (RFL).

Bobby Bones Pets

Bobby Bones is an American radio, television personality, and author. He is known for hosting The Bobby Bones Show which is syndicated nationally in the US. He is also a full-time mentor on American Idol.

R. L. Stine Pets

Robert Lawrence Stine, more commonly known as R. L. Stine, is an American novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive edito r. Often referred to as the “Stephen King of children’s literature”,

Meghan McCain Pets

Meghan McCain is an American television personality, columnist, and author. She is the daughter of politician John McCain and diplomat Cindy McCain which has put her in the public eye at a young age. Her first appearance at the Republican National Convention was in 1996 and she has worked for ABC News, Fox News, and MSNBC.

Pamela Reif Pets

Pamela Reif is a German fitness influencer and entrepreneur. She started her career as a fashion influencer in 2012 at the age of 16 when she started posting on Instagram. She’s considered the most successful fashion influencer in Germany with over 20 million followers.

Chris Colfer Pets

Chris Colfer is an American actor, singer, and author. He received multiple awards and nominations for his role as Kurt Hummel on the television musical Glee (2009–2015). The awards include Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, and three consecutive People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic TV Actor in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Jay Leno Pets

Jay Leno is an American television host, comedian, and writer. Leno started by doing stand-up comedy before becoming the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2014. He had a brief break from the show to start the NBC primetime talk show The Jay Leno Show which aired from 2009 to 2010 before being cancelled due to a timeslot and host controversy.

Alok Vaid-Menon Pets

Alok Vaid-Menon, known by ALOK, is an American writer, performance artist, and media personality. Alok creates a combination of poetry, comedy, performance, lecture, sound-art, fashion design, self-portraiture, and social media to explore themes of gender, race, and culture. He is a gender non-conforming and transfeminine the singular they third person pronouns.

Bill Oddie Pets

Bill Oddie is an English writer, comedian, songwriter, musician, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. He was born in Quinton, Birmingham on July 7, 1941. His career has been focused on presenting and discussing wildlife issues.

Julie Andrews Pets

Julie Andrews DBE is an English actress, singer, and author. She has won numerous awards for her work as well as ranked in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. She has published two autobiographies, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008) and Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (2019).