Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Best 5 Authors behind Blockbusters

Best 5 Authors behind Blockbusters

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1. J.K. Rowling

Writer | Producer | Actress
Joanne Rowling
July 31, 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Alternate Names:
JK Rowling | Newt Scamander | Kennilworthy Whisp
Best Known for: Harry Porter Series.
Next Projects: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, near Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley ("Harry Potter"'s Muggle-family). Her father Peter Rowling was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol at this time. Her mother, Anne, was half-French and half-Scottish. They met on a train as it left King's Cross Station in London. Her sister Diana is about 2 years younger than Joanne. In 1971, Peter Rowling moved his family to the nearby village of Winterbourne (still in the Bristol vicinity). During the family's residence in Winterbourne, Jo and Di Rowling
were friends with neighborhood children, Ian and Vikki Potter. In 1974, the Rowling family moved yet again, this time to Tutshill, near the Welsh border-town of Chepstow in the Forest of Dean and across the Severn River from the greater Bristol area. Rowling admits to having been a bit of a daydreamer as a child and began writing stories at the age of six. After leaving Exeter University, where she read French and Classics, she started work as a teacher but daydreamed about becoming a writer. One day, stuck on a delayed train for four hours between Manchester and London, she dreamed up a boy called "Harry Potter". That was in 1990. It took her six years to write the book. In the meantime, she went to teach in Portugal, married a Portuguese television journalist, had her daughter, Jessica, divorced her husband and returned to Britain when Jessica was just three months old. She went to live in Edinburgh to be near her sister, Di. Her sudden penury made her realize that it was "back-against-the-wall time" and she decided to finish her "Harry Potter" book. She sent the manuscript to two agents and one publisher, looking up likely prospects in the library. One of these agents that she picked at random based on the fact that she liked his name, Christopher Little, was immediately captivated by the manuscript and signed her on as his client within three days. During the 1995-1996 time-frame, while hoping to get the manuscript for "Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone" published, Rowling worked as a French teacher in Edinburgh. Several publishers turned down the manuscript before Bloomsbury agreed to purchase it in 1996.

2. Stephen King

Writer | Producer | Actor
Born: Stephen Edwin King
September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine, USA
Alternate Names: Richard Bachman | The Rock Bottom Remainders | John Swithen
Best Known for: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)| The Shining (1980)
Next Projects: Lisey's Story| Gerald's Game
Trade Mark:
Usually sets stories in Maine, particularly (until "Needful Things") in the small town of Castle Rock, which he created. Most of his lead male characters are writers Almost always has a cameo in the movies or mini-series based on his novels Makes references to his previous novels in his books Horror and fantasy themes Supernatural events happening to everyday people Indian burial grounds Uses single words or phrases as foreshadowing ("Redrum" in The Shining) Children in his books often are killed such as Tad in "Cujo", Gage in "Pet Sematary", Ray Brauer in "The Body") Many of his earlier works gave life to inanimate objects, turning them into homicidal monsters. Often depicts small-town life, particularly in the fictional Castle Rock, as having a dark and dangerous underside to it. Stories about small town communities facing a supernatural force. Common theme is characters being isolated or trapped from the outside world.
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock", but used the last name "King", under which Stephen was born. He has an older brother, David. The Kings were a typical family until one night, when Donald said he was stepping out for cigarettes and was never heard from again. Ruth took over raising the family with help from relatives. They traveled throughout many states over several years, finally moving back to Durham, Maine, in 1958. Stephen began his actual writing career in January of 1959, when David and Stephen decided to publish

3. George R.R. Martin

Writer | Producer | Miscellaneous Crew
Born: George Raymond Martin
September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Best Known for: Game of Thrones (2011)
Trade Mark:
The chapters in his books focus on the viewpoints of different characters central to the main storyline Famous for abruptly and unexpectedly 'killing off' major characters in his books His books often feature violence, sexuality, power, religion and moral relativity as major themes Black cap White beard Glasses
George R.R. Martin was born on September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA as George Raymond Martin. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones(2011), Beauty and the Beast (1987) and Game of Thrones(2012). He has been married to Parris McBride since February 15, 2011.

4. John Green

Producer | Writer | Director
Born: August 24, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USAAlternate Names: Richard Bachman | The Rock Bottom Remainders | John Swithen
Best Known for: The Fault in Our Stars
Next Projects: Paper Towns
John Michael Green was born on August 24, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a YouTube video-blogger, or "vlogger", with his brother, Hank Green. Their YouTube channel, Vlogbrothers, has over 1,880,000 subscribers as of March 2014. Perhaps more notably, John is also an author. His most recent book, released in January 2012, was adapted to film in The Fault in Our Stars (2014). John and his wife Sarah have two children together, a son named Henry, and a daughter named Alice. The family resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. Alongside his brother, Hank Green, John started an annual YouTube conference called "Vidcon" in 2010. Starting at only 1,400 attendee's in 2013 there were over 12,000 in attendance of the weekend long conference which celebrates the online video viewers, creators, and industry representatives worldwide, drawing thousands of attendees.

5. Nicholas Sparks

Writer | Producer
Born: December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Best Known for: The Notebook| T A Walk to Remember
Next Projects: The Longest Ride
Trade Mark:
Author of romantic stories where the main characters usually don't experience the typical happy ending Characters questioning their Christian belief or faith Stories tend to center around a tragedy
Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and is one of the more critically-acclaimed authors of the past 5 years. He is the author of 5 best-selling books, including "The Notebook" and "The Rescue". Four of his books, Message in a Bottle (1999), A Walk to Remember (2002), The Notebook (2004) and Nights in Rodanthe (2008), have been adapted into blockbuster movies. Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife, 3 sons, and twin daughters.

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