Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Authors Who Look Like Their Book Covers


Ever heard that saying that pet owners look like their pets? Well, lately I’ve been noticing something fun in the world of publishing... authors who look like their books!

Not sure what I mean? Check these out.


 Throne of Glass (left) and its author Sarah J Maas (right)



 Glamour in Glass (left) and its author Mary Robinette Kowal (right)



 Artificial Evil (left) and its author Colin F Barnes (right)



Remembrance (left), Timeless (centre), and their author Michelle Madow.
Okay, this one is a bit more of a push, but imagine her with curled hair and a mask.



 Good Omens (left) and its authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (right).
This one is a little different, as the authors don't look exactly like the characters as pictured on the cover. However, the photo is deliberately taken to resemble the two main characters in the story, the demon Crowley (Neil Gaiman), and the angel Aziraphale (Terry Pratchett). It's one of my favourite author photos.


So, have you noticed any authors who look like their covers, or who resemble characters in their books? Got any author-booky-look-a-likes to add to my list? :-)



12 comments:

  1. That's really funny. I wonder if they realize what they've done?

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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    1. It's great isn't it! Makes me smile each time I find one :-)

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  2. What a cool and fun post. You are right there is definietly a resemblance there. How on earth did you manage to dig all this up? High five for creativity!

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  3. I always think that's Chris Packham on the cover of Good Omens.

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  4. Waha. Also--Sarah J Maas is STUNNING.

    I get this, mainly because I'm a redhead and my heroine is too. I thought I was standing up for a minority, but now I realise redheaded heroines are a huge genre cliche. Oops.

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    1. Isn't she? Haha, I suppose there are a lot of red haired heroines in genre fiction... I love them though! Always wanted red hair! :-)

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  5. These are great; well spotted :) I hope that when (if) they finally get that Good Omens movie/TV show off the ground that both Gaiman and Pratchett have cameos in it.

    Jamie

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    1. Thanks Jamie! Ooh that'd be great, they totally should have cameos in it :-) I really hope it does get made one day...

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  6. This was such a fun post. A great idea. I bet I'll be keeping an eye out for other authors who look like their cover images now.

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