John Grisham's Interesting Facts

1 John, Renee, and their children have lived in Charlottesville, VA for the past several years. Technically he does still own the house in Oxford, but they haven't really lived in it even before the tacky "manufactured housing" community formed right next door.
2 It takes him six months to write a novel.
3 His first novel 'A Time To Kill' took three years to complete and was rejected by 28 publishers.
4 Did not start writing until he was 29 years old.
5 Does not participate in the screen adaptations of his novels after the movie rights have been secured.
6 Is totally opposed to the concept of cameras in courtrooms.
7 According to his publisher Doubleday, as of 2008 his books have sold over 235 million copies worldwide.
8 Donated $5 million after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and Mississippi.
9 Lifelong Democrat. Endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
10 In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $9 million.
11 Credits Brian Garfield's article "Ten Rules For Suspense Fiction" with giving him the tools to create "The Firm.".
12 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 234-241. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
13 Has casting approval rights for movies based on his novels.
14 Has sold 60,742,288 copies of his books, making him the best-selling author of the 1990s.
15 Coaches little league baseball.
16 Was a lawyer before becoming a writer.
17 Received bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University
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