Influences: Joe Archibald

Joe Archibald (1898-1986) is remembered for his heroic sports stories and daredevil fighter pilot stories, but he wrote in other genres as well.  One of the most prolific of the pulp writers, Archibald was a pragmatist. He knew if he could conquer multiple genres, he could find his name as a regular contributor to many... Continue Reading →

Influences: Richard Adams

Richard Adams (1920-2016) is best known for his anthropomorphic fantasies.  Remembered mostly for Watership Down, which began as a story he would tell his daughters on long car trips.  The novel was rejected by four publishers and three agencies.  He never quite re-captured the magic of the rabbit warren, but many of his animal-centric stories... Continue Reading →

Influences: Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie in Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, First French Republic to the aristocracy.  Despite his position of birth, Dumas faced discrimination throughout his life due to his mixed ancestry. Dumas is remembered for his adventure romances, but he was a prolific author, touching on many topics and themes.  Apart from his... Continue Reading →

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