Let's face it, Santa has a pretty tough gig. All that jet lag and those nagging elves leaving cookie crumbs in the sleigh can elevate the big guy's blood pressure. Plus, when loading up on Christmas Eve, he's got to make sure to only pack dolls and puppets that won't attack or murder innocent recipients.
It's no wonder why works of science fiction, fantasy and horror feature writers as main characters—people like to imagine themselves as heroes; why shouldn't writers do the same? And tucked away inside those books by writers like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King lies a veritable treasure trove of tomes that don't exist, but should.