Profile of the Day: Ray Bradbury

Posted August 22, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Ray Bradbury

Today we celebrate Ray Bradbury‘s birthday. On this day in 1920, Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois to Esther Moberg, a Swedish immigrant and Leonard Spaulding Bradbury, a power and telephone lineman of English descent.Bradbury began writing his own stories as a child. During the Great Depression, he would sometimes use butcher paper to compose his works. It was his gift for storytelling that helped bring science fiction to mainstream audiences and make him one of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century.

Did you know his 7th great grandmother Mary Bradbury was tried, convicted and sentenced to hang as a witch during the Salem Witch Trials? Luckily, her sentence was never carried out.

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