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Hayes, William Edward (1897-1965?) (stories)
Born in Muncie, Indiana; had numerous jobs with railroad lines, then reporter and drama critic for New York Evening Journal; editor of Railroad Magazine; later executive with Rock Island Lines.

Heberden, M(ary) V(iolet) (1906-1965) (stories)
Born in England, only child of rector Charles Lewis Heberden, who died when she was five (and from whom she got part of her pseudonym, Charles L. Leonard—the Leonard came from her mother’s maiden name); started acting career at 16 in London; came to New York to avoid living with spinster aunts; tour guide; actress in several plays on the New York stage; author of an early television script.; world traveler; office manager and timber importer.

Heffernan, Dean L. ({c}1894-1964) (stories)
Chaplain at St. Mary’s infirmary and a former mystery and adventure story writer, died in St. Louis.

Helfer, Harold (1914-1999) (stories)
Newspaper reporter for the Birmingham Post, in Birmingham, Alabama, prior to WWII. Enlisted in the Marine Corps and was a correspondant for Leatherneck Magazine until he was discharged. He became a free lance writer after the war. Born in Rochester, NY, died in Silver Spring, MD.

Heller, Lorenz [born Lawrence Heller] ({c}1911-?) (stories)
Born in West Hoboken, New Jersey; studied journalism at Rutgers; worked on various New Jersey newspapers; went to sea and jumped ship in Washington; later settled in Venice, Florida, where the trail ends. Also known as Larry Heller, and seems to have later adopted Lorenz as his first name.

Heming, J(ohn) W(inton) “Jack” (1900-1953) (stories)

Hendryx, James B(eardsley) (1880-1963) (stories)

Henley, W(illiam) E(rnest) (1849-1903) (stories)

Hennell, Stanford [i.e., Reginald Stanley Hennell] (1903-1989) (stories)
Generally known as Sanford Hennell or Stan Hennell.

Henning, Albin (1886-1943) (art)

Henry, O.; pseudonym of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) (stories) (assoc.)
Name also appeared as Oliver Henry and Olivier Henry.

Henry, Thomas [i.e., Thomas Henry Fisher] (1879-1962) (art)

Herndon, Booton (1915-1995) (stories)
Reporter, editor, writer. Born in Charlotteville, Virginia.

Herndon, Laurence (Jesse) (1880-1961) (art)

Herrick, Robert (1591-1674) (stories)

Herrington, W. Lee (1903-1952) (stories)
Writer of pulp fiction.

Herron, Edward A(lbert) (1912- ) (stories)
Author, writer of juvenile novels. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; lives in California.

Hersey, Harold (Brainerd) (1893-1956) (stories)

Heuman, William (1912-1971) (stories) (assoc.)
Prolific author of action and adventure stories. Born in Brooklyn, New York; died in Huntington, New York.

Heurlin, (Magnus) Colcord (1895-1986) (stories) (art)

Hewitt, Don(ald Charles) (1904-1998) (art)

Hickey, Tom [i.e., Thomas Joseph Hickey, Jr.] (1910-1984) (art)

Hillman, Gordon Malherbe (1900-1968) (stories)
American writer of books that were turned into screenplays. Not to be confused with reporter and novelist Gordon M. Hillman (1908-1968).

Hincks, C(yril) Malcolm (1881-1954) (stories)
Byline sometimes given as G. Malcolm Hincks. Born in London; educated privately; a journalist.

Hinds, Roy W(esley) (1887-1930) (stories)
Born in Midland City, Michigan; typographer, journalist and writer.

Hinton, Walter Haskell (1886-1980) (stories) (art)

Hjertstedt, Albert James (1924-2001) (stories)
Son of Gunard Hjertstedt.

Hjertstedt, Gunard [birth name of Day Keene] (1904-1969) (stories)
American writer of mysteries. Died in Hollywood, California (?). Father of Albert James Hjertstedt.

Hoagland, Vernon Bernard (1888-1970) (stories)
Born in Golden, Colorado; died in California; actor, screenwriter and author.

Hoban, Frank J(ohn) (1870-1943) (art)

Hobart, Donald Bayne (1898-1970) (stories)
Born in Baltimore, Maryland; died in New York City.

Hobson, Francis Thayer (1897-1967) (stories)

Hoch, Edward D(entinger) (1930-2008) (stories)

Hodge, F(rederick) W(ebb) (1864-1956) (stories)
Archaeologist and ethnologist. Born in Plymouth, England; died in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hoekzema, (Marion) Joye (née Fulkerson) (1901-1977) (stories)

Hoff, Syd [born Sydney Hoffberg] (1912-2004) (stories)

Hogan, Robert J(asper) (1897-1963) (stories)

Holland, John H. (1922?- ) (stories)
Born in Sioux City, Iowa.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894) (stories)

Holt, George E(dmund) (1881-1950) (stories)
Novelist, short story writer, popular among Adventure readers for his stories of the Near East. Holt’s interest in Morocco led to his appointment in 1907 as American Vice and Deputy Counsul General in Tangier, Morocco; from 1909-1911 Holt was the acting Consul General; widely traveled; author of many stories and serials in U.S. and European magazines. Born in Moline, Illinois; died in San Diego, California.

Home-Gall, Edward R(eginald) (1897-1974) (stories)

Hood, Thomas (1799-1845) (stories)

Hook, Theodore (Edward) (1788-1841) (stories)

Hooker, Forrestine C(ooper) (1876-1932) (stories)
Novelist. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died in Washington, D.C.

Hope, (William Edward) Stanton (1889-1961) (stories)
Born in London; world traveller; wrote widely on technical matters and much fiction; established a school of journalism in Australia.

Hopkins, Seward W(ashington) (1864-1919) (stories)

Hopper, James M(arie) (1876-1956) (stories)
Born in Paris.

Hopson, William L(ee) (1907-1975) (stories)

Horn, Carl (fl. 1940s) (stories)
Not to be confused with the utilities executive of the same name.

Horn, R(oy) de S(aussure) (1894-1973) (stories)
Naval officer, editor, publisher. Born in Boston, Georgia; died in Annapolis, Maryland.

Hornby, John (Wilkinson) (1913-1978) (stories)

Horton, Robert J. (1885-1934) (stories)

Hosken, William Henry Martin (1874-1963) (stories)
Born in England; lived in the U.S. after 1904 and died in Santa Monica, California; editor of The New Yorker (1906) and Pearson’s Magazine (1915); staff writer for Encyclopedia Britannica; motion picture producer.

Hoskins, Gayle Porter (1887-1962) (art)

Hosmer, Paul (1887-1962) (stories)

Hough, Clyde B(ird) (1889-1975) (stories)
Born in Illinois. Was (illegally) arrested on 5-June-1917, 10 days before the Espionage Act was passed on the 15th. He had been an anti-war activist and secretary to the Rockford Furniture Workers (a local chapter of the I.W.W., the Industrial Workers of the World) Charges were also brought forward on the account of his non-registration. He was released from jail in 26-July-1919 on bond, sentenced to a five-year term, and quickly took to writing fiction stories. That came a quick close when in 25-April-1921 he was sent back to Leavenworth to serve another five-year term, for obstruction of the draft. June 1922, President Harding commuted his sentence.

Hough, Emerson (1857-1923) (stories)

Houghland, (John) Mason (1888-1959) (stories)

Houston, Temple (Lea) (1860-1905) (stories) (assoc.)

Howard, Eric [born Howard Ernest Schaefle] (1895-1943) (stories)
Born in Nebraska; educated at University of California, and Harvard and Columbia Universities; contributed more than 600 stories and many articles to nearly 100 magazines; lived in Los Angeles; registered for the WWI draft under his birth name, but as Eric Howard for WWII draft and his death in California is under Eric Howard. Apparently wrote under many unidentified pseudonyms.

Howard, Harrison R. (1888-?) (stories)
Traveller, one-time worker in a lumber-camp. Born in San Francisco, California.

Howard, Robert E(rvin) (1906-1936) (stories)

Howitt, John Newton (1885-1958) (art)

Hoyt, (Edwin) Palmer (1897-1979) (stories)
Journalist, writer, editor, publisher. Born in Roseville, Illinois; died in Denver, Colorado.

Hubbard, Freeman H(enry) (1894-1981) (stories)

Hubbard, L(afayette) Ron(ald, Sr.) (1911-1986) (stories)

Hudson, Virginia Tyler (1886-?) (stories)

Huff, Helene (1918-2004) (stories)

Huffaker, Clair Walter (1926-1990) (stories)

Hughes, (James Mercer) Langston (1902-1967) (stories)

Hughes, Llewellyn (fl. 1920s-1950s) (stories)
Born in Wales; naturalized as an American.

Hughes, Rupert (1872-1956) (stories)
Born in Lancaster, Mo.; educated at Western Reserve and Yale Universities. Dramatist, novelist, biographer, and musicologist.

Humphreys, Ray (1893-1973) (stories)
Born in Denver. Reporter, then chief investigator for a D.A.’s office.

Hunt, Frazier (1885-1967) (stories)

Hunter, Evan (1926-2005) (stories)

Hunter, (Alfred) John (1891-1961) (stories)

Hurst, S(amuel) B(ertram) H(aworth) (1876-1937) (stories)

Hutchison, David C(hapel) (1869-1954) (art)
Born in Arboath, Scotland.

Hutton, W(illiam?) R(ichard) (1913?-1998?) (stories)

Hyder, (Frederick) Alan (1895-1952) (stories)

Hyer, Martha (1924-2014) (stories) (assoc.)

Idaho Bill, Colonel; pseudonym of Barnet R. Pearson (1868-1942) (stories)

Ingraham, Prentiss (1843-1904) (stories)

Irving, Washington (1783-1859) (stories)

Irwin, Wallace (Admah) (1875-1959) (stories)

Irwin, Will(iam Henry) (1873-1948) (stories)

Isbell, Lucile [i.e., Lucile J. Malinda Isbell Stall] (1896-1965) (stories)

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