Before becoming wildly successful with The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum wrote another book about ... chickens. The book of the Hamburgs detailed how to raise hamburgs, a prized breed of chicken. We much prefer his other work.
Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister's Keeper, is a wonderful writer. So wonderful that in 2007, she wrote a series of Wonder Woman comics.
Carolyn Keene is the author of Nancy Drew ... but if you want to meet her, you'll have to wait an awfully long time. "Carolyn Keene" is a pseudonym used by the many writers of Nancy Drew. Mystery solved!
J.M. Barrie is known for creating Peter Pan, but did you know he also impersonated his dead brother? J.M. pretended to be his late brother for his aging mother, because he was her favorite.
Dan Brown penned The Da Vinci Code & Angels and Demons, but before that he was a singer. His discography includes children's music and religious songs. Sing it Danny!