Writer Dudes: Hot or Not?

by Liz Everly

I love writing as part of the Lady Smut blog because on days when I’m feeling less than inspired, all I need to do is look back through posts from the other writers. Today, it’s last week’s post written by Elizabeth Shore about rocker dudes. Which made me think about hot writer dudes—a bit more challenging.

Okay, so writers are a way different breed than rockers. We are not known for our dashing looks and hot bodies, sorry to say. But there is a certain innate sexiness that comes along with intelligence and creativity. In my own personal life, someone can be smoking hot physically, but the minute they open their mouth and reveal their stupidity or crassness, I am uninterested. And the exact opposite thing happens, as well.

I mean you have your Stephen Kings in this world. On the outside, he’s not very appealing. But listening to him talk about his writing and his books and you feel a pull towards him. I mean who hasn’t wondered what the man is like in bed?


King. Don’t you just wonder…?

I’d have to place a young version of Charles Bukowski in that same category. Even though he’s gone, let’s remember that this is just a blog post and a fantasy one at that. He was physically completely unattractive. But a man that can write like that has got to have good move or two in the sack. I loved the earthy way he approached sex in his books. Not one ounce of romance.


Bukowski. Decidedly not pretty.

On the other hand, there are several hot looking writers around, still alive and kicking—like TC Boyle, whose writing I love.

Boyle. Kinda cute, right? Writes like a dream.

Boyle. Kinda cute, right? Writes like a dream.

But one of my favorite good looking male writers is John Connolly, who writes mystery and suspense novels like a poet. I met him in person and he’s even more good-looking face to face. And he is Irish. ‘Nuff said.

John Connolly--the writer I'd most like to keep warm on a snowy day.

John Connolly–the writer I’d most like to keep warm on a snowy day.

One more writer I’d like to mention is Neil Gaiman. He’s right up there in that creative genius caliber and he’s hot. Don’t you think?

Neil Gaiman. Hot. Scorching hot.

Neil Gaiman. Hot. Scorching hot.

Maybe I’m wrong but I thought writer guys deserved a bit of a nod. Do you have any favorite writers that you think are deserving of the hot writer-dude crown?

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  • Kemberlee Shortland
    August 6, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Tony Black, hands down. Crime writer out of Edinburgh —

    Or maybe it’s just the accent 😉

    • LizEverly
      August 6, 2013 at 6:40 am

      Nah, it’s not just the accent…I can’t hear him talk from hear and YOWZAH! The accent would certainly add to it, though. Grin. Thanks for commenting!

    • cmkempe
      August 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

      Tony’s a FB friend 🙂

      • Kemberlee Shortland
        August 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

        Mine too. His brother, Andrew, is helping me with our family tree (he’s a genealogist). Cool stuff.

        • cmkempe
          August 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

          I saw you two chatting about that 🙂

      • Kemberlee Shortland
        August 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

        Andrew and I have been emailing. Turns out he lives near one of the towns where my ancestors are from in the Lowlands so I won’t have to pay much mileage 😉 Super nice guy.

  • LizEverly
    August 6, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I quite agree!

  • Misty Dietz
    August 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    RIP to hottie and awesome storyteller Vince Flynn! 🙁

  • LizEverly
    August 6, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Vince! Yes, how could I forget? Definitely! And to top it off, I heard he was a very nice man and helped other writers along.

  • Elizabeth Shore
    August 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

    OMG, I didn’t hear that Vince Flynn had passed away! How awful.

    As for Stephen King, not outwardly hot, but hands down one of my favorite writers of all time. Storytelling genius.

    • LizEverly
      August 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Yes–and still young. Very sad.
      King is definitely a storytelling genius.

  • terriaw
    August 6, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I totally agree with you that writer dudes deserve some hotness recognition too! I think the same way you do – someone can be hotter in my eyes with more intelligence and creativity. And other times, the minute a hot one opens their mouth, I’m immediately disappointed and wish they had kept their mouth shut. lol! Love that you added Neil Gaiman to your list. I love the one and only book written by Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle. He’s attractive but I’m not sure if he’s attractive enough to be hot. Fun topic!

    • LizEverly
      August 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

      I must check out Andrew Davidson. 🙂 Thanks for responding!

  • cmkempe
    August 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Stephen King?! Ewwww! Have you ever read his cringingly bad sex scenes or remember how IT ends?

    • Elizabeth Shore
      August 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Stephen King rocks! I’ve read every single book he’s written. And come on. Dissing his sex scenes is like saying Nora Roberts sucks writing horror.

      • cmkempe
        August 7, 2013 at 3:52 am

        But she doesn’t — JD Robb has some good horror moments. I have HUGE problems with SK’s portrayals of women in general with a few exceptions.

    • LizEverly
      August 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

      LOL. I’ve never read IT!

  • cmkempe
    August 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

    John Connolly is a nice guy and I can say he bought me a drink once, but he bought the whole table drinks so…it doesn’t really count. 🙂 I’ve met Neil a few times. He’s nice but I don’t get the drooling over him.

    • LizEverly
      August 6, 2013 at 11:12 am

      He did seem very nice. He allowed my friend to take a photo of us together and was very obliging.

  • LizEverly
    August 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Liz Everly and commented:
    Writer Dudes: Hot or Not?

  • Sheila
    August 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Barry Eisler of the Rain Man series. He is good looking. Michael Chabon is funny. Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son, funny, funny man. Sean Chercover of the Ray Danton series. I’ve had the opportunity to meet them al. Great looks and wonderful personalities.

    • madelineiva
      August 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      If I got to date a famous writer guy I’d pick Neil Gaiman hands down. I loved this girlfriend he had too–Amanda Palmer…wicked sense of humor. That he liked her made me like him more.

    • LizEverly
      August 8, 2013 at 6:12 am

      Love Michael Chabon! Thanks for commenting.

  • Anika
    August 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Neil Gaiman! Totally all of his books are a must-read and HE IS HOT! 🙂


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