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Ivory Madison's Biography

Member Info

San Francisco, California
To my hero.
Dec 2007

Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief Ivory Madison  founded Red Room. Madison is a writer, editor, and entrepreneur living in her hometown of San Francisco. A former management consultant to startups and Fortune 500 companies, Madison combines her business acumen with her dedication to supporting writers. Red Room began as the Red Room Writers Society in 2002, where she personally helped hundreds of aspiring and professional writers complete their books. As a result, Madison was named “Best Writing Coach" by San Francisco magazine. A frequent keynote speaker and panelist on writing, entrepreneurship, social media, and the future of publishing, she has been a guest lecturer to the faculty and writing coaches at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Publishing Course. Madison holds a juris doctorate and was Editor in Chief of her school's Law Review, interned at the California Supreme Court, and served as a Law Fellow at Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. Her adventures have also included episodes as a New Orleans restaurateur, radical feminist politico, and torch singer at the Plush Room. Her feminist-mafia-noir graphic novel, Huntress: Year One, was published by DC Comics in February 2009 and is now in its second printing. It tells the origin story of a strong female superhero. She's recently written for Harvard Business Review and Oxford University Press, and cofounded Red Room Press. Madison is twenty-nine.

Upcoming Works

Huntress: Year One, a six-issue comic book miniseries published by DC Comics, was released issue by issue beginning in May 2008, then collected and released as a graphic novel in January 2009. The “Year One” concept, invented by comics legend Frank Miller in Batman: Year One, covers the year a hero first became a hero.

Publishers

DC Comics

Interests & Hobbies

Feminism and Frank Sinatra top the list.