L. Frank Baum
Born on May 15, 1856 in New York, to a well to do family, Baum experienced hardships in school institutions. did pursue his passion for writing, with stints as a newspaper journalist and some writing for the stage. It was not until he had married and had children of his own that he discovered a talent for children’s fiction. After achieving great popularity with his enchanting tales, and after the success of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, he moved with his family to Hollywood, California to bring his stories to life on the big screen.