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Mary Shelley: Born August 30, (1797-1851)

Mary Shelley: Born August 30, (1797-1851)

August 27 2011 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past | Read More »

Joseph Heller: Born May 1, 1923 – 1999 (76)

Joseph Heller: Born May 1, 1923 – 1999 (76)

May 1 2011 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past, May Birthdays | Read More »

Jack Kerouac: Born March 12, (1922-1969)

Jack Kerouac: Born March 12, (1922-1969)

March 11 2011 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

Dr. Seuss: Born March 2, (1904-1991)

Dr. Seuss: Born March 2, (1904-1991)

March 2 2011 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

J.R.R. Tolkein: Born January 3, (1892-1973)

J.R.R. Tolkein: Born January 3, (1892-1973)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, now South Africa, to Arthur and Mabel Tolkien. The Tolkiens were English by nationality but had recently moved to the region as Arthur, a bank employee, pursued a lucrative career opportunity. In any event, the African climate was hard on Mabel Tolkien, […]

January 3 2011 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past | Read More »

C.J. Cherryh: Born September 1, 1942

C.J. Cherryh: Born September 1, 1942

August 28 2010 | Posted in 68, Authors, September Birthdays | Read More »

Orson Scott Card: Born August 24, 1951

Orson Scott Card: Born August 24, 1951

Enders Game

August 24 2010 | Posted in 60, August Birthdays, Authors | Read More »

Christopher Hitchens: Born April 13, 1949

Christopher Hitchens: Born April 13, 1949

Following is Christopher Hitchens’ first response in his debate with Peter Hitchens: C.H. is brilliant and his typical humorous self as he defends the Iraq war in his unique style… Christopher Hitchens (pro war and lifelong liberal) vs Peter Hitchens (Anti war and lifelong social conservative) Below Christopher Hitchens brilliantly answers the Iran/Palistine/Israel question…

August 16 2010 | Posted in Authors | Read More »

Sue Grafton: Born April 24, 1940

Sue Grafton: Born April 24, 1940

“S” is for Sue, “G” is for Grafton

April 23 2010 | Posted in 71, Authors | Read More »

Michael Savage: Born March 31, 1942

Michael Savage: Born March 31, 1942

Originally an evangelist for Herbal remedies, “The Savage Nation” Conservative “shock jock” (He’s just a puppy dog with an occasional bite) Michael Savage (Born Michael Alan Weiner) completed a handful of science degrees and a PhD in Nutritional Ethnomedicine. A prolific “natural remedies” author in his previous life, Michael is the little known “stealth” co-founder of “Rock Star” Energy Drinks along with his wife, CFO and son, CEO of Rockstar Productions.

March 31 2010 | Posted in 69, Authors, March Birthdays | Read More »

James Patterson: Born March 22, 1947

James Patterson: Born March 22, 1947

James Patterson Turns 63 Today. He wrote his first Alex Cross novel in 1993 while still working in advertising retiring in 1995 to pursue writing full time. It’s hard to believe he’s been only writing full time for 15 years.

March 22 2010 | Posted in 64, Authors, March Birthdays | Read More »

Fabio: Born March 15, 1959

Fabio: Born March 15, 1959

March 15 2010 | Posted in 52, Authors, March Birthdays | Read More »

Al Jaffee: Born March 13, 1921

Al Jaffee: Born March 13, 1921

March 12 2010 | Posted in 90, Authors, March Birthdays | Read More »

Douglas Adams: Born March 11, (1952-2001)

Douglas Adams: Born March 11, (1952-2001)

March 11 2010 | Posted in Authors, Birthdays Past, March Birthdays | Read More »

James McManus: Born March 22, 1951

James McManus: Born March 22, 1951

James McManus is the author of several non fiction books, but the one that put him on the map was  Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion’s World Series of Poker In this book McManus writes a memoir, true crime and poker strategy primer in an intricate, funny and interesting way.   Mcmanus sent to […]

March 10 2010 | Posted in 60, Authors, March Birthdays, Turning 60 | Read More »

John McPhee: Born March 8, 1931

John McPhee: Born March 8, 1931

John McPhee is one of the most prolific and talented non fiction writers and essayist in American history. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer prize along with his decades of writing for the New Yorker, McPhee finds away to make the most ubiquitous items or landscapes we all take for granted into the most interesting essays.

March 8 2010 | Posted in 80, Authors, March Birthdays | Read More »

Khaled Hosseini: Born March 4, 1965

Khaled Hosseini: Born March 4, 1965

March 4 2010 | Posted in 46, Authors, March Birthdays | Read More »

James Elroy: Born March 4, 1948

James Elroy: Born March 4, 1948

March 4 2010 | Posted in 63, Authors, March Birthdays | Read More »

Tom Wolfe, Jr. Born March 2, 1931

Tom Wolfe, Jr. Born March 2, 1931

March 2 2010 | Posted in 80, Authors, March Birthdays | Read More »