Last year, I wrote a blog post called Are Celebrities Really Writers Too?, a topic I’d like to revisit, but from a different point of view. HERE is a longer list of 40 Celebrity Book Authors.
If you read the post above, then you already know how I feel about celebrities writing a book, now I want to talk about how a writer morphs into a celeb. To name a few, John Grisham, Danielle Steel, Janet Evanovich, Stephen King, Emily Giffin, Jan Karon and Jennifer Weiner, didn’t start out as a celeb who turned into a writer, that’s what they already were! This is how we knew them. We don’t know them for playing roles on film and we don’t see them wearing sunglasses and on every cover of a tabloid. Instead, they are at home (or wherever) creating “rockstar” characters. When their book is published and placed in bookstores, doesn’t that give them rights to say that they are a celebrity? (I certainly would feel like one). When an author goes “on tour,” doesn’t that make them famous? At book signings, people come to meet the writer, correct? Well, don’t people love meeting celebs, too?
In closing, I encourage my writer friends to bask joy of being a celeb, have fun with it, and know that you do have the right to be called a celebrity, because you are, (or will be)! 🙂
Happy Friday, everyone!
(The picture is of my favorite Chick Lit writer, Emily Giffin).
Jared Anderson says
Very cool. And I agree. Writers are celebrities too. On a smaller scale maybe, but that kind of gives them the best of both worlds.
Isabella Louise Anderson says
Thank you! Yes, I think that they do have the best of both worlds. If I were them, I would think it would be awesome to be a “normal” person, who can go to the grocery store without the papparazzi following me, but then that night, attend an event where I don’t mind glaming it up and smiling for cameras! 🙂