Martin A. Brower was born and raised in Los Angeles and was educated at the University of California at Los Angeles where he was editor-in-chief of the UCLA Daily Bruin. A journalist and a public relations professional, he was involved in public relations with the County of Los Angeles Air Pollution Control District, with a high-tech public relations firm, and with Los Angeles' then-largest architectural firm, Welton Becket and Associates. He was also managing editor of a national business publication.
With the Becket firm, he was intimately involved with the planning and development of such projects as the Los Angeles Music Center and Century City. During all of this time, he was an active member of the Los Angeles Jewish community, closely observing its growth and development.
Currently, Brower lives with his wife, Tamar, in Corona del Mar, California. There, he continues his writing as a magazine columnist. The Browers have four grown children and three grandchildren.