This article has been published by the Mississippi State University writer's page. It details the writing life of author, John Grisham. Author John Grisham was born in Arkansas in 1955. Following his earning of a law degree in 1981, he practiced both criminal and civil law before being elected to the House of Representatives in Mississippi. His first novel, ‘A Time to Kill,' was published in 198. After Paramount purchased film rights for his second novel, ‘The Firm,' he resigned from his position as a Representative. Today he is known as one of the world's best-selling novelists. His novels include ‘The Brethren,' ‘The Testament,' ‘The Street Lawyer,' ‘The Partner,' ‘The Rainmaker,' ‘The Chamber,' ‘The Client,' and ‘The Pelican Brief.' Several of these titles have been made into movies as well. John Grisham is known for writing legal thrillers. With his background in law, he draws on his knowledge to give his writings an authenticity. He has departed from the legal thriller genre to write several other manuscripts. These include ‘Skipping Christmas,' ‘Christmas With the Kranks,' and ‘Bleachers.' He spends part of his time in his home in Charlottesville, Virginia and part in Oxford, Mississippi. In the legal thriller genre, he has also written ‘The Summons,' ‘The King of Torts,' ‘The Last Juror,' and ‘The Broker.' In reading his books, you will find a well-written plot, good character building, and a story that will keep you turning the pages until the end of the book. This article will help you find out more about author, John Grisham.