Saturday 28 January 2017

Bigelow Neal - Author, North Dakota

Another entry in the series of articles on authors that appeared in Blue Book magazine. Bigelow Neal was a writer from North Dakota, known for his wildlife stories. This article originally appeared in the Bismarck Tribune, February 22, 1930.

Basic biographical facts

Born: 27 June, 1891 in Bismarck, North Dakota
Died: August 21, 1962 in Ward County, North Dakota

Army service in World War 1
Appeared in Blue Book from 1927 to 1949, at least one story every year from 1927 to 1946

Neal Bigelow - Author (1891-1962)
Neal Bigelow - Author (1891-1962)

Monday 23 January 2017

Commander Ellsberg's books back in print

Today i had a comment on my three part post on Commander Ellsberg from his grandson, Ted Pollard who runs the Edward Ellsberg website.

Thank you for such a nice post about my grandfather! I have re-published many of his books and am expanding his website so that I can add pix and more info. Ted Pollard

I now see almost all of Commander Ellsberg's books back in print (well, ebook form) at Amazon. Links below for your enjoyment (disable ad blocker to see them)


World War 2

Undersea Salvage

Saturday 21 January 2017

Robert R. Mill – Journalist, Author

This is another in the series of articles about authors that appeared in Blue Book magazine. Robert R Mill was a journalist who was a reporter for many newspapers, including the Syracuse Herald Tribune. He covered a lot of crime investigations with the New York State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Using this background, he also wrote two series of stories for Blue Book – one was a light-hearted series about the New York State Police troopers with the misnamed “Tiny” David as the protagonist, and another was about Agent Duke Ashby of the FBI – a G-Man feared by evildoers everywhere. I enjoyed the Tiny David stories for their humor; the FBI stories not so much.

Robert R. Mill - Newsman, Author (1895-1942)

Saturday 14 January 2017

H. A. DeRosso - photo found

Found a photo of H. A. De Rosso in the August, 1953 issue of Gunsmoke magazine and updated the article on him. Enjoy.

Fulton T. Grant - Author, Soldier, Newsman

I’ve been working on reviewing an issue of Blue Book magazine, and as part of the review I’ve been digging up information on the authors and illustrators of that issue. The previous entry about Leland Jamieson was a result of that research, as is this article. Hope you enjoy it.

Fulton T. Grant was an author who appeared almost exclusively in Blue Book magazine, which is where his writing career began in 1936. I enjoyed many of his stories in Blue Book about a reporter on the Paris News Desk of a US newspaper.

He made regular appearances from 1936 to 1941 (an average of 9 stories a year), and his writing career stopped in 1941 when he joined the US army. There were a couple of short stories from him in 1943 and 1946, and Fantastic reprinted one of his stories from Blue Book in 1964. But that was it before his death in 1949.

Author Fulton T. Grant (1897-1949)

Saturday 7 January 2017

Leland Jamieson - Aviator, Author

This profile of Leland Jamieson originally appeared in the October 1940 issue of Flying and Popular Aviation Magazine. His aviation stories regularly appeared in the top magazines - Adventure, Blue Book, Collier's and the Saturday Evening Post

Leland Jamieson - Aviator, Author (1904-1941)
Leland Jamieson - Aviator, Author (1904-1941)