Born on August 23, 1943 in New York, Nelson Richard DeMille served in the United States Army and fought during the Vietnam War. He is a member of Mensa and also writes under the pen names Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, and Brad Matthews. Some of his popular works include:
Edgar Lee Masters
(August 23, 1868 -March 5, 1950)
An American poet, dramatist and biographer, Edgar Lee Masters is best known for his Spoon River Anthology. In his lifetime he produced twelve plays, twenty-one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies. A lawyer by profession, Masters often fought for the poor. In the 1880s he published his first writing in the Chicago Daily News. He was married twice and also wrote under the pseudonym Dexter Wallace and Webster Ford.