Ann Rice


A writer whose work has been used across all the arts, Anne Rice was born Howard Allen O’Brien in 1941, but chose the name Anne upon entering the first grade. After college Anne spent a year as an insurance claims [...]

Carl Rowan


Carl Rowan was born on August 11, 1925 in Ravenscroft, Tennessee to Thomas and Johnnie B. Rowan. Like many other African-American youths growing up in the South, he faced great hardships. However, despite the prejudices and obstacles he encountered, Rowan [...]

Ernest Hemingway


Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois to Grace Hall Hemingway and Doctor Clarence Edmonds Hemingway. He attended Oak Park and River Forest High School where he not only excelled in academics, but also boxed [...]

H. G. Wells


Herbert George was the fourth and last son born to Joseph Wells, a former domestic gardener and, at the time, shopkeeper and cricketer, and his wife, Sarah Neal, a former domestic servant and occasional housekeeper. A defining incident of young [...]

Linda Goodman


Born as Mary Alice Kemery in Morgantown, West Virginia on April 9, 1925, Linda Goodman grew up to be a New York Times bestselling American astrologer and poet.After graduating from Parkersburg High School in 1943, she went on to host [...]

Lyle Leverich


Biographer Lyle Leverich was born in Brooklyn, NY, as Augustus Lyle Leverich, Jr. He served in the Navy during World War II and after a momentary, unsuccessful career writing screenplays and stories, he opened a bookstore in Stinson Beach, CA. [...]

Maria Marin


Maria Marin is a native of Puerto Rico and an international motivational speaker, national newspaper columnist, author, and radio host. She is known worldwide for her expertise in the “Art of Negotiation,” and her wealth of knowledge in this area [...]

Mario Puzo


Mario Puzo was born to an Italian family living in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of New York City on October 15, 1920. Upon graduating from the City College of New York, Puzo decided to join the United States Air Force [...]

Mother Love


The multi-talented and “even more fabulous” , motivational speaker, and humorist. Mother Love has lost over 100 pounds and has improved her diabetes management through hard choices and healthy lifestyle changes. She is a published author; veteran of television sitcoms, [...]