Author Presentation: George R.R Martin
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
Topics in Literature
George RR Martin was born to Raymond Collins Martin and Margaret Brady Martin in Bayonne, New Jersey on September 20th, 1948. According to his biography on (georgerrmartin.com) "His writing began at a very young age when he sold monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included." He also wrote stories about a mythical kingdom populated by his pet turtles; the turtles died frequently in their toy castle, so he finally decided they were killing off each other in "sinister plots" Berwick, Isabel (2012-06-01). "Lunch with the FT: George RR Martin", this would evidently become important later on. He would become not only a fan but a collector of comic books in high school, which would lead to him writing fiction for amateur comic fan magazines "comic fanzies" (georgerrmartin.com). His first professional sale would come in 1970 at the age 21 with: “The Hero,” sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue. (Georgerrmartin.com) In 1970, graduating with summa cum laude "very great honors", Martin received his B.S. in Journalism from the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. In 1971, he would further his education with an M.S in Journalism also from Northwestern. Martin would make the big move to Hollywood in 1986, signing on as a story editor for Twilight Zone for CBS Television. In less than a year, he would become the Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS. His climb continued when in 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, followed up by a move up to Co-Supervising Producer in 1989. "Martin’s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (he was South-Central Regional Director 1977-1979, and Vice President 1996-1998), and of Writers’ Guild of America, West." (georgerrmartin.com) A Song of Ice...
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