Neil Gaiman started cursing like a sailor when he found out he won the impressive Hugo Award in 2002 for his novel <em>American Gods.</em> He refrained cursing when he won the Newbery, but we imagine it was quite hard for him (source).
Neil Gaiman has a TV series in the works, which is based on his comic book series <em>The Sandman.</em> As the title suggests, <em>The Sandman</em> is all about dreams (source).
The little seed that became <em>The Graveyard Book</em> was planted when Neil Gaiman watched his baby son riding a tricycle through a graveyard. When the novel was published, that baby son was a man in his early twenties (probably no longer riding a tricycle). So if you have a good idea, don’t let it go – let it grow (source).