The author published more than 40 books and was known for memorable characters like Ramona Quimby.
McMurtry's work include the prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove," as well as films like "Terms Of Endearment," "Brokeback Mountain" and "The Last Picture Show."
The former vice president says the book will take readers "on a journey from a small town in Indiana to Washington, DC."
The Trump administration was a "good time to be a fun-loving politician," the Florida Republican wrote.
"While I struggled with the denouncement of books like 'The Jungle Book' and 'Little House on the Prairie,' I also found myself experiencing an awakening."
Ronald DeFeo, 69, was convicted of killing his parents and four siblings in a home that later inspired the “The Amityville Horror” book and movies.
Bailey faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment from his days as a middle school teacher.
“As consent conversations have increased in society, so have the number and variety of children’s books.”