He was born 29 August 1905 in Lucas, KS. and passed away 9 March 2000, also in Lucas. Spent many years in Chicago when he did teach at Northwestern, and also years in N.Y. He had attended University of Kansas where he studied Sociology, (not journalism or drama.) He also authored young adult books (Joe Sunpool, Basketball Star,) did a series of Captain Video tv drama, and recently his Whispering Gorilla was reprinted (with its unauthorized sequel The Return of the Whispering Gorilla) by David A. Reed, published by Gryphon Books, 1999. Best known for his Ebbtide Jones series.