1. JK Rowling secretly wrote a detective novel,The Cuckoo's Calling, under the pseuodym Robert Galbraith. It was well-received long before anyone knew she wrote it. Mic drop.

2. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas will co-write a series of standalone Veronica Mars novels, to pick up where the upcoming movie leaves off. (I've read Thomas' YA novel Rat Saw God; it's solid.)

3. One of the jurors in the George Zimmerman trial already has a book deal.