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The family relocated to Utica, New York inwith his father becoming treasurer of the Utica office of Savage Arms. InMacDonald was sent to Europe for several weeks, which began a desire for travel and for photography. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the Wharton School john travis science writers the University of Pennsylvaniabut he quit during his sophomore year.
MacDonald worked at menial jobs in New York City for a brief time, then was admitted to Syracuse Universitywhere he met his future wife, Dorothy Prentiss. They married inand he graduated from Syracuse University the next year.
The couple would have one child, a son. He was later able to make good use of his education in business and economics by incorporating elaborate business swindles into the plots of several of his novels. He was discharged in September as a lieutenant colonel.
Inhe moved his family to Floridaeventually settling in Sarasota. Writing career[ edit ] Early pulp stories[ edit ] MacDonald's literary career began almost by accident. Inwhile still in the Army, he wrote a short story and mailed it to his wife.
She submitted it to the magazine Esquire, which rejected it. He learned of this just after his ship arrived in the United States. After his discharge, MacDonald spent four months writing short stories, generating somewords and losing 20 pounds 9.
He would eventually sell nearly short stories to detectivemystery, adventure, sports, Westernand science fiction magazines. These pseudonyms were all retired by the end ofand MacDonald thereafter published all his work under his real name.
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December Learn how and when to remove this template message As the boom in paperback novels expanded, MacDonald successfully made the change to longer fiction with his first novel, The Brass Cupcake, published duringby Fawcett Publications ' Gold Medal Books.
Between andMacDonald specialized in crime thrillers, mainly of the so-called " hardboiled " genre. Most of these novels were published as paperback originals, although some were later republished as hardbound editions. MacDonald is credited with being one of the earliest to write on the effect of real estate booms on the environment, and his novel A Flash Of Green New York: Simon and Schuster, is a good example of this.
Travis McGee[ edit ] MacDonald's protagonists were often intelligent and introspective men, sometimes also very cynical. Travis McGeethe "salvage consultant" and "knight-errant," was all of that.
McGee made his living by recovering the loot from thefts and swindles, keeping half to finance his "retirement," which he took in segments as he went along. He first appeared in the novel The Deep Blue Good-by and starred in 21 novels through to the series' final release, 's The Lonely Silver Rain.
All titles in the series include a color, a mnemonic device which was suggested by his publisher so that when harried travelers in airports looked to buy a book, they could at once see those MacDonald titles they had not yet read.
The McGee novels feature an ever-changing array of female companions; some particularly nasty villains; exotic locales in Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean; and appearances by a sidekick known only as "Meyer," an economist of international renown and a Ph. Death[ edit ] Following complications of an earlier heart bypass operationMacDonald slipped into a coma on December 10 and died at age 70, on December 28,in St.
Mary's Hospital in MilwaukeeWisconsin. The novella Linda was filmed twice for television, in with Stella Stevens in the title role and in with Virginia Madsen.
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About John Travis: I'm the author of three books so far - a short story collection, Mostly Monochrome Stories - and two novels, The Terror and the Tortoi /5(13). Marlboro faculty come to the college from around the world, bringing with them knowledge gained from extensive research, travel, and practical experience, as well as schooling at the world's top institutions.
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