For many bestselling authors, hitting it big didn’t happen right away. From Arthur Conan Doyle to Anne Rice to Stephen King, some of our favorite writers toiled away at some pretty unexpected day jobs.
Baihley Grandison is the assistant editor of Writer's Digest and a freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @baihleyg, where she mostly tweets about writing (Team Oxford Comma!), food (HUMMUS FOR PRESIDENT, PEOPLE), and Random Conversations With Her Mother.