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.
When a juror shops a book within 48 hours of a verdict, it's legitimate to ask: When EXACTLY did that juror get a literary agent?
— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) July 15, 2013