Do you share a March Birthday with your favorite Author? Here is a look at some famous Authors who have birthdays in March.
Theodor Seuss Geisel better known as “Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904
Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated many children’s books some of which are considered the most popular children’s literature. He wrote over 60 books and saw his books translated into over 20 languages in his lifetime.
The Cat in the Hat
Green Eggs and Ham
Please see the display in children’s section for many of our Dr. Seuss classics.
David Murray “Dav” Pilkey Jr was born March 4, 1966.
Pilkey is the author and illustrator of The Captain Underpants Series which is a character that he created when he was in the second grade.
Pilkey struggled with Dyslexia and ADHD as a child. One of Pilkey’s elementary teachers told him that he could not make a living creating “silly books.”
The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Young adult fantasy and science fiction author, Sarah J. Maas was born March 5, 1986.
Maas first book was Throne of Glass
In Throne of Glass, Eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien agrees to compete in a fight to the death battle to gain her freedom.
Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born March 6, 1806
Some of her best known poems are “How Do I Love Thee” and “Aurora Leigh.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Selected Poems
This is a collection of some of Barrett Browning’s best known work.
Children’s author Lois Lowry was born on March 20, 1937.
Lowry’s book The Giver was made into a movie in 2014.
Twelve year old Jonas comes to terms with secrets about his seemingly perfect community.
Author James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947. He is known for his many thrillers such as the Alex Cross series. Patterson is the first person to sell 1 million e-books!
Along Came a Spider
This is the book that introduced the world to detective Alex Cross.
Novelist John Irving was born on March 2, 1942.
Irving is also a screenwriter and won an Academy Award in 1999 for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules.
Homer Wells has been raised in the orphanage at St Cloud Maine since he was born. Dr. Wilbur Larch the founder of the orphanage becomes a father figure for Homer.
Children’s author Patricia MacLachlan was born March 3, 1938.
Maclachlan is know for her Newbery Medal winning novel Sarah Plain and Tall.
Children’s author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats was born March 11, 1916.
His novel The Snowy Day is a classic. The Snowy Day won the Caldecott Medal for illustrating in 1963.
My favorite March birthday author is novelist and short story southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor who was born on March 25, 1925.
O’Connor’s best known short stories are “Good Country People” and “A Good Man is hard to find.”
The Complete Stories is a showcase of 31 of O’Connor’s best pieces.
Who is your favorite March born Author? We would love to hear in the comments below.
Happy Reading 🙂