There is a Stephen King novel Rage that he himself pulled from the shelves because of it’s creepy connection with actual school shootings.
Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated an “adult” book about about 7 naked women.
The world’s longest novel was 15,145 pages, never published, and written by a custodian from Chicago.
Robert M. Pirsig, the author of Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was diagnosed with schizophrenia (and he had childhood IQ of 170).
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, enjoyed practical jokes. He is said to have once sent a telegram to twelve of his friends, all people of great significance and power. The telegram said: ‘Flee at once, the secret is discovered’. Within 24 hours all twelve had left the country.
J.R.R Tolkien was an anarchist.
Hemmingway once wrote a story that was only six words long. “For sale: baby shoes, never worn“.
Charles Dickens always slept facing north, in an effort to battle insomnia – when he travelled, he would carry a compass with him and move his bed around so it was correctly aligned. He also liked to face north while writing, believing it aided his creativity.