Authors with Last Names Beginning with "M"
Debbie Macomber struggled through her dyslexia and only having a limited education and became an award-winning author of romance, paranormal romance, general fiction, and romantic suspense novels as well as non-fiction. This Washington-born author has served as a mentor for youth and an avid fundraiser for battered women, literacy, and medical research. One of her sons suffered from depression and sadly was found dead near his home.
Margaret Maron grew up in North Carolina on a tobacco farm. Following her years in college she worked at the Pentagon and met her artist husband with whom she moved to Italy and later back stateside to Brooklyn. After a time they returned to North Carolina and her writing career. Her writing genre include detective and amateur sleuth mysteries as well as general fiction.
Martin, Ann M.
Ann M. Martin grew up in New Jersey and was educated at Smith College following which she taught school and later edited children's books before becoming a full-time writer. She rose to prominence writing the first 35 books in The Baby-Sitters Club series with other books in the series written by ghostwriters including Peter Lerangis, Jan Carr, Mary Lou Kennedy, Nola Thacker, and Suzanne Weyn.
Martin, Gail Gaymer
Maugham, W. Somerset
Maxwell, John C.
May, C. E.
C. E. May was born and raised in Virginia and attended Bridgewater College, the University of Virginia, and Columbia University among others. He taught English early in his career and served as school principal in Virginia and West Virginia eventually serving as professor of English and director of public information at Bridgewater College. He became enthusiastic about the history of the area while serving as mayor for Bridgewater.
Bunny McBride has taught at Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies in Maine and as an adjunct lecturer in Anthropology at Kansas State University. Her background includes art and journalism as well and she has served as curator for several museums. She has also collaborated with Harald E. L. Prins as co-authors.
McClung, Anne Drake
Anne Drake McClung was born and raised in Rockbridge County, Virginia and was educated at the University of Virginia. Her degree in sociology, zest for life in the mountains and love for people are all contributing factors apparent in her local histories. She has served as a local librarian in Goshen, Virginia.
McClure, Tony Mack
Tony Mack McClure was born in Tennessee and is of mixed Cherokee ancestry. Among his credits include the producer and director of Bill Dance Outdoors and membership in the National Trail of Tears Association (Tennessee chapter) and various journalistic societies for Native Americans.
David McCullough grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Yale University with a degree in English literature. He is known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographies and his historical non-fiction books.
McDonald, Jerry N.
Jerry N. McDonald has served as a professional geographer specializing in raising the awareness of the rapidly disappearing vestiges of prehistoric North American cultures. He has collaborated with Susan L. Woodward as co-authors.
McIntyre, Vonda N.
Larry McMurtry was born in Texas to a family of ranchers and was educated at the University of North Texas and Rice University. He managed a bookstore and then later owned several bookstores of which one was considered one of the largest single bookstores at that time. His works generally deal in the historical fiction of the Old West and general fiction based on contemporary Texas themes.
Russell Means was born an Oglala/Lakota and was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near the Black Hills later becoming an accountant that found his calling as an activist for the indigenous people of the Americas. He participated in the armed takeover of Wounded Knee, stormed Mount Rushmore and was involved in the takeover of Plymouth Rock. He has also fought for the rights of the peoples of Central America, suffered incarceration and numerous attempts on his life, run for President, and even delved into Hollywood stardom.
Stephenie Meyer was born in Connecticut and grew up in Arizona. She attended Brigham Young University where she majored in English but seriously doubted her skills as an author. Now she is well-known for her young adult fiction particularly about vampire romance and has also produced films. Her writing genre include horror, paranormal romance, fantasy, urban fantasy and science fiction.
David Michaels is a pseudonym for Tom Clancy licensed products by Ubisoft Entertainment. These products began as video games and were then published as novels. Two of his books were actually written by each of Raymond Benson and Grant Blackwood and the more recent books were written by and/or credited to Peter Telep. The other authors writing as David Michaels are not known.
Fern Michaels is the pen name for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. Her books include general fiction, romance and historical romance, suspense, and romantic suspense genre.
Michener, James A.
Miller, Linda Lael
Steven Mithen is the head of the School of Human and Environmental Sciences within the University of Reading and is a professor of Early Prehistory.
Modesitt, Jr., L. E.
Moore, John Hammond
John Hammond Moore studied history at the University of Virginia and taught at universities in South Carolina, Georgia, and Australia.
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Morison, Samuel Eliot
Morse, Jr., John Torrey
John Torrey Morse, Jr. was a biographer and historian during the later 1800's and early 1900's. He resided in Massachusetts near his alma mater of Harvard University until his death at the age of 97. He was the editor of note for the American Statesmen series including volumes he authored on John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Franklin.