The pen is mightier than the sword, as the saying goes, so many of our favorite TV series have made writers out of their central heroes.
Take Jane Gloriana Villanueva from Jane the Virgin, an aspiring romance novelist who grew up watching telenovelas with her grandmother and mother. Or Rick Castle, the dashing mystery writer who also helped solve intricate crimes with detective partner Kate Beckett.
But these authors didn’t just write within the show; their books also got published in real life. In fact, Jane’s first novel, Snow Falling, is hitting your local bookstore this week.
Here are 10 fictional-turned-real books “written by” TV characters.
Jane the Virgin airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on the CW. Snow Falling will be available for purchase on Tuesday, Nov. 15.