It's always nice when an author looks and acts almost exactly as you'd expect from them. George R.R. Martin is one those cases. The author of the insanely good A Song of Ice and Fire novels (AKA Game of Thrones) grew up the son of a longshoreman who developed a fondness for Marvel Comics. From there, he began to write fantasy, sci-fi and horror stories. Of course, it has only been recently that Martin has become a best selling author. A Song of Ice and Fire began in 1996 but it wasn't until the fourth in the series in 2005 that he reached #1. Despite his current fame, you probably wouldn't be shocked to see him in your local comic store (you all do constantly hang out in comic shops, right?) or playing a game of D&D with the same group of friends he's had since middle school.
Also, did you know the R.R. stands for Rail Road. How fucking awesome is that?