I enjoy trivia, especially when it’s about other authors.
1 – Did you know that S.E. Hinton started writing “The Outsiders” when she was only 15 years old? And that it was published when she was 17?
I just learned this last week and I was amazed. I didn’t write my first novel until I was in my 30s.
2 – Did you know that Louis Sachar, author of Holes and the Wayside series, was a lawyer before becoming a writer full time?
John Grisham was the only lawyer turned author, that I used to know. Now I know two. I guess most of us authors have day jobs, while we wait for our big break.
3 – Did you know that “Anna and the French Kiss,” by Sue Perkins, was a Nano novel?
I aspire to write a novel in a thirty days. Nanowrimo is coming up next month.
4 – Did you know that Amanda Hocking, a self-published author, sold more than a million copies of her books.
She is one of my inspirations. If it happened to her, I believe it can happen to me.
Do you know any interesting author trivia that you’d like to share?