George R.R. Martin is the author of the series A Song of Ice & Fire. Currently, only 3 of the books (out of who knows how many) are written...he's been working pretty hard on the 4th book, though it's been a long time coming. He updates his site pretty regularly with updates on the book and what else is going on his life (appearances, travels, etc.). He recently updated his bit about the next book, A Feast For Crows. Hopefully his new inspiration will mean I and all the other GRRM fans will have something new to read in the new year.