Have you read The Name of the Wind or The Wise Man's Fear?
And about the Gats situation, I think he also deleted his Twitter account. I tried looking for it a while ago and came up with nothing. Dude went completely ghost. It seems like he has these random episodes once every few years.
Tell him that I love him and I hope he's safe
Ĥ̸̢̧̛̬͔̮͈͐̐ͫ̆́ͪ͟Ạ̴̹̝̮̰̤́̂͗̒͑͗M̨̛͍̬̗͕̝̾̆̈́͒̀ͮ̈́̽̑̈͆ ̺̪̠̮̮̙̪̩̫̮̥͕L̵͇̩̞̰͑̅̌̓̉́̕͘͟E̵̻̗̠͖̖̳̞̗̘̞̯͔̠̱̅̍̀̽̅͢͡ ̟̣̱̰͎T͗̃͒̓̅̋ͨ̍ͪͩ̈ͦ͢͞҉͢͏͍̳̙͕͔͚̻͓̻͓͖͍̩.