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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Jennie Garth Pets

Jennie Garth is a recognizable figure in American television, best known for her performance as Kelly Taylor in the popular TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” and Val Tyler on the sitcom What I Like About You (2002–06). In 2012, she starred in her own reality show, Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country on CMT. Her memoir titled Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde was published by New American Library on April 1, 2014.

Katie Couric Pets

Katie Couric is an American television and online journalist, presenter, producer, and author. She is founder of Katie Couric Media, a multimedia news and production company. She also publishes a daily newsletter, Wake Up Call.

Joel Osteen Pets

Joel Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. As of 2018, Osteen’s televised sermons were seen by approximately 10 million viewers in the US and several million more in over 100 countries weekly.

Tucker Carlson Pets

Tucker Carlson is an American paleoconservative television host and political commentator who is best known for his show Tucker Carlson Tonight on the controversial news media outlet Fox News since 2016. He was terminated from the network in 2023 after Fox News settled a defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million. A similar lawsuit is still pending for $2.7 billion US in damages with voting technology company, Smartmatic.

Martha Stewart Pets

Martha Stewart is an American retail businesswoman, writer, chef, and television personality best known for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has been successful in multiple business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising and e-commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, the publisher of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two syndicated television programs: Martha Stewart Living (1993-2004), and Martha (2005-2012).

Gretchen Carlson Pets

Gretchen Carlson was born in Anoka, Minnesota. Carlson won Miss America in 1988, has a successful career in Television and has authored several books. She is a former news anchor for the controversial news media outlet Fox News, settling a sexual harassment suite in 2016 for $20 million.

Ayesha Curry Pets

Ayesha Curry is a Canadian actress, celebrity chef and entrepreneur. She started her acting career at 12 years old in a music video, which lead to several TV roles through the 2000s. She’s best known for being a celebrity chef, which began with her Youtube channel Little Lights of Mine in 2014.

J.K. Rowling Pets

Joanne “Jo” Rowling, better known as her pen name J.K. Rowling, is an English author. She is best known for her Harry Potter series of books and films, which have earned her a massive $1 billion estimated net worth.

Oprah Winfrey Pets

Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, she has been ranked the richest African-American, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is currently North America’s first and only multi-billionaire black person.

Gwyneth Paltrow Pets

Gwyneth Paltrow is a highly accomplished actress, author, and entrepreneur known for her breakout roles in films such as “Shakespeare in Love” and “Iron Man.” Her long and varied career has also included television appearances, stage performances, and a successful lifestyle brand, Goop. Her feature film debut was in Shout, which starred John Travolta in 1991.