Richard Pike Bissell was an author of short stories and novels, playwright, business executive and riverboat pilot, best known for his river books and for his novel 7½ Cents, which became Pajama Game, a popular Broadway musical.
Novelist, screenwriter and producer, Niven Busch, was, as David Shipman says, "associated with some interesting films at the time when movies were movies."
Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell was novelist and prolific author of popular fiction. She also wrote under the pen names Marcus Holland, Max Reiner, and J. Miriam Reback. Caldwell often used real historical events or persons in her writing.
Though better known for his short stories - receiving the Edgar Award as well as the International Fantasy Award in 1952 for the short story collection Fancies and Goodnights - John Collier was also a great novelist.
John Forester is an author, editor, researcher, designer and a noted cycling activist. He is also the son of author C.S. Forester and is also part owner of eNet Press, along with his brother George.
Cecil Scott (C. S.) Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works were the enduring Horatio Hornblower Saga, and The African Queen.
Ron Maassen is an intrepid adventurer who ruminates and recollects on his life rafting, bicycling and guiding in his book The Odd Life of Captain Ron.
John Mahon is an older fan of Hornblower with an inventive mind. Working with words has been in his family for over 100 years. John has been a newspaper writer, naval pilot, bond trader, air freight pilot and now author.
Daniel Pratt Mannix IV was best known as an American author and journalist whose works include the 1958 book Those About to Die, which remained in continuous print for three decades.
Jerry Rust has been a Peace Corps volunteer, an Oregon tree planter; a Lane County Commissioner; and an English teacher in China. A fifth generation Oregonian, he is descended from Oregon pioneers.
Samuel Shellabarger was an American educator and author of both scholarly works and best-selling historical novels. He spoke and wrote French, German, Swedish, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and was also knowledgeable in Greek and Latin.
Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. was an American business executive. He shaped the General Motors Corporation into one of the world's largest manufacturing enterprises by virtue of his brilliant managerial practices and his insights into the new consumer economy.
James Thorne Smith, Jr. was an American writer of humorous supernatural fantasy fiction whose contribution to popular culture over the last 75 years has been immense. His ideas and story lines have been borrowed and adapted in radio, television, motion pictures and literature.
As a journalist, Smith was known for his unconventional interviews with celebrities, including people as diverse as Charles Lindberg, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Florence Ziegfeld, Babe Ruth, and Franklin Roosevelt. These experiences led to writing novels, which kept Smith on the Herald Tribune's Best Seller List for 100 weeks. Throughout the 50's and 60's, Smith published about a book a year, plus hundreds of magazine articles.
Phillis Stevens is a retired geological engineer who after many years of "sitting on oil wells" has turned her attention to her first love, writing. Phillis lives in New Mexico and travels around the country in a vintage car seeking adventure and literate cookie bandits, accompanied by her computer and her nose for finding a good story.
Philip Duffield Stong was an American author and screen writer. His first published novel State Fair became three films and the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit musical. His children's classic, Honk the Moose was 1936 Newbery Honor Book. Stong taught high school for a few years but never forgot his dream to become a writer. He wrote 40 novels and published short stories in leading national magazines.
James Howell Street was a journalist, minister and writer of Southern historical novels. His novels explored classic Southern issues of race and honor and strongly characterized Street's struggle to reconcile his Southern heritage with his feelings about racial injustice.
Andrew F. Tully Jr's writing career spanned 60 years and included both novels and nonfiction books on the workings of Washington, where he was a syndicated political columnist for more than 20 years.
Maryann Josephine Vlachos was the daughter of a renowned classical historian. Because of his influence she became a student of history and, as a young homemaker, began to write historical fiction in a traditional romantic style. She researched her books meticulously and quickly became well-known historical novelist.