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Wesley E. Hall

Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States


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I was born in the River Bend of Seminole County, Oklahoma, in the middle of the Jazz
Age and grew up in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression of the 'Thirties. Since I
was a boy of twelve I have been a 'writer' (beginning as a gossip columnist for the
Konawa (Okla) Leader newspaper. I was a radio operator on a wooden subchaser
during WWII, served later in the Coast Guard (late 'Forties, early 'Fifties), completed the
B. A., M. A., and Ph. D. degrees (in English), taught college English for thirty years,
published fourteen books, sold the movie rights to two books, wrote the screenplays for
Madam President and The Hooligan Navy. I am married to Sharon Goforth Hardendorf
Phares (Wright) and live on a weed farm in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Interests: WWII, the Old Coast Guard, Washington politics, Ozarks hillbillies, Western romance, South Pacific, Oklahoma

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Madam President
  • Hard to Kill
  • The Hungry Hills
  • Yesterday's Child
  • Nonfiction

  • The Hooligan Navy
  • Kilroy, Home from the War
  • Pinky
  • The River Bend
  • Eagles & Canaries
  • The Splendid Five
  • Brief Candle
  • The Hall Tree
  • Oklahoma Pioneer!
  • Children's Literature

  • Cain McGee, Junior G-Man