Richard Pike Bissell (1913 - 1977) 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.
Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (1900 - 1985) 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 - John Collier received the Edgar Award as well as the International Fantasy Award in 1952 for the short story collection "Fancies and Goodnights - John Collier is also a great novelist.
Cecil Scott (C. S.) Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (1899 - 1966), an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works were the Horatio Hornblower Saga, and The African Queen.
John Forester (1929 - --) is the author, editor, researcher, designer and producer of this biography of C.S.Forester and autobiography of John. John is also part owner of eNet Press along with his brother George.
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.
Jerry Rust has been a Peace Corps volunteer, an Oregon tree planter; a Lane County Commissioner; and an English teacher in China. The Covered Bridge Murders, his first mystery novel, is based in Jerry's home around Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Samuel Shellabarger (1888 - 1954) 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.
James Thorne Smith, Jr. (1892 - 1934) was an American writer of humorous supernatural fantasy fiction. His contribution to popular culture over the last 75 years has been immense. Thorne's ideas and story lines have been borrowed and utilized in radio, television, motion pictures and literature.
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.