My parents spent hours reading to him, and I listened,' she Ms. George and Titch--photo credit Patty Smiley says. 'We weren't a family that had a lot of money. We turned to the world of imagination.' At 7, George knew she wanted to write. She began turning out short stories in elementary school after her mother gave her an old '30s typewriter, and she wrote her first unpublished novel by the time she graduated from Holy Cross High School in Mountain View."
From her days as a teacher to her days as a writer, George has really risen in the literary world of mystery novels. Elizabeth George was born Susan Elizabeth George in Warren, Ohio on February 26, 1949. She graduated of University of California in Riverside and also attended California State University at Fullerton, where she was awarded a master's degree in Counseling and an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Before she was a writer, she started her career being teacher. She then was employed at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana initially, but she moved on to El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California where she remained for the rest of her career as high school English teacher from 1975 to 1987.
Before she was eighteen Austen had written three volumes of juvenilia and her first book was published at the age of thirty-five. Pride and Prejudice, originally titled First Impressions, was submitted to a London publisher by her father in 1797, a year after Austen began writing it. Although the novel was enjoyed by many of her friends and family, the publisher rejected it. She moved to Bath in 1801 and continued to work on First Impressions until 1805 when her father and a close friend passed away in which time she stopped writing for almost five years. In 1809 Austen moved to Hampshire at Chawton College, close to her hometown of Steventon and on January 28, 1813 Pride and Prejudice was published anonymously.
Eventually her dreams led her to attend the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where she started out as a math major in 1958 before switching to journalism and ultimately receiving her B.A. in English literature in 1962. While she was a student, Mason pursued an interest in journalism, writing for the Mayfield Messenger during her off summers from University and for the school paper Kernel while school was in. Upon graduation, she moved to New York to work for Ideal Publishing Company as a writer for fan magazines. Being drawn back to academia, she attended the State University of New York at Binghamton to receive her M.A.
He received a bachelor’s degree in English and a certificate to teach high school in June 1970. He then married Tabitha Jane Spruce on January 2, 1971.King accepted a teaching job at Hampden Academy as an English teacher, and so they moved to Hermon. King started to write and submit novels to publishing companies, but had not luck.
Shirley Jackson Shirley Jackson, a writer of horror and humour, was born on December 14th, 1916 and passed away during the summer of 1965. Her first novel, “The Road Through the Wall” (1948) was set in the same suburb she spent her early years; Burlingame, San Francisco, California. In 1934 her family moved to Rochester, New York. She dropped out of the University of Rochester and three years later, Jackson enrolled into Syracuse, University where she met husband Stanley Edgar Hyman. As an editorial assistant for The New Republic he helped her publish “My Life with R.H Macy” (1941) as her first nationally published story.
Steinbeck published “Cup of Gold” in 1929, and then he worked on a book called “To an Unknown God”. In 1930 Steinbeck married Carol Henning and the couple settled down. In the upcoming years he was able to write his first successful novel, Tortilla Flat. Steinbeck himself was a migrant worker at this time and from this he had an inspiration to write about the migrant workers of America and
At first she was in the School of Journalism, but then she decided to transfer to the English department. For the next two years, while at Syracuse, Shirley published, fifteen pieces in campus magazines and became fiction editor of "The Syracusan", a campus humor magazine. When her position as fiction editor was eliminated, she and fellow classmate Stanley Edgar Hyman began to plan a magazine of literary quality, one that the English Club finally agreed to sponsor. (Friedman, 21) In 1939, the first edition of "The Spectre" was published. Although the magazine became popular, the English department didn't like the biting editorials and critical essays.
From there she went on to earn the Wellesley Smith Club Scholarship, the Neilson Scholarship, and the Olive Higgins Prouty Fund Scholarship. In the fall of 1950, Plath enrolled in Smith College. Her first year there she was published in Seventeen Magazine and won the third place prize for their short story contest (Malmsheimer 530). Ten years after Plath¡¯s award winning short story, her first collection of poems The Colossus and Other Poems, was published in 1960 (Malmsheimer 529). Plath attended Cambridge University in London, England.
Sylvia Plath showed interest in writing at a very early age. Plath published her first poem when she was eight years old. Sylvia Plath continued writing and published numerous stories and poems before the age of twenty. After graduation in 1950, Plath received the Olive Higgins Prouty Scholarship from Smith College (Smithipedia). At the private college, Plath managed to excel in school and write over four hundred poems while suffering from depression (allpoetry).