I am writing up a Charley Project case from the early 1980s and discovered the MP was a children’s book author whose books sold really well. I checked and my local library has 22 of her 25 books, many of them in multiple copies. All nature books, bugs mostly. They have titles like Praying Mantis, the Garden Dinosaur and Fairy Rings and Other Mushrooms. I got a bit of a chill looking at the cute illustrations on the covers and knowing what probably happened to the author.
(Of course, she’d be dead now anyway. She would be 113 years old this month if she were still alive.)
I might do a Make-a-List Monday of MPs who were also authors. I know I have a few others.