From the truth is stranger than fiction department, one of the co-authors of "To Sleep with the Angels" has been charged with setting fire to a shed at a church.

Here's a story
and Here's a local story.

While not exactly John Orr (thankfully), it is a very surprising and sad story.

One more note, if you've never read "To Sleep with the Angels", I highly recommed it. Just be prepared to shed a tear.