It’s always fun to discover facts about authors. It’s neat to learn that they have hobbies other than writing or that they too knocked on many doors before finding the one that opened. Today, I’ve compiled a list of some fun facts about a few of my favorite authors. Do you have any author facts that you would like to share?
S.E. Hinton: (The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, Tex etc.): Was born Susie Eloise Hinton. She chose to use her initials because she didn’t want people to know she was a woman. It’s also said that she didn’t want boys to be put off by a female author.
Stephen King and Mitch Albom: (are in a band together with a few other famous authors. Their band is called The Rock Bottom Remainders.)
Didn’t consider himself a science-fiction author. He believed he was more of a fantasy writer.
Roald Dahl and Ernest Hemingway were friends
Edgar Allen Poe: Enjoyed attending his local book club
Suzanne Collins: Worked at Nickelodeon and wrote stories for shows such as Oswald and Little Bear
Charles Dickens: Was a member of The Ghost Club
I loved collecting these facts, some I already knew but other’s surprised me, how about you?