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Keith Hetherington (a.k.a. Keith James Hetherington) b. 1929 (410 works by fr. 1950)

Keith James Hetherington has written commercial fiction in most categories, radio plays, and scripts for television. Today [2007], he writes for Black Horse Western. He started writing after a work accident: 'One day I filled my boot with boiling water. When I took off the sock, the skin came, too. I had a week off and bought a book of locally published western stories.' Keith thought, "Hell, I can write as good as that! and penned The Texan. Ten pages in an exercise book. I submitted to Jack Atkins of Cleveland Publishing Co...They eventually asked for regular contributions, one a month, then they began publishing 15,000 and later 48,000 word novelettes and I got into that. When I wanted something, like a motorbike or a trip to England, I'd write like hell and save the same way, until I had enough, then ease off. I soon realized I could make more writing at my fast rate than I could working for a boss. I took the plunge just before I got married in 1957 and began churning them out: westerns, a couple of Larry Kent crime thillers, and the Carl Dekker series, which was about a world-weary adventurer, each yarn set in a different city or country.' Markets multiplied.

Hetherington also wrote short stories that separated pin-ups in Man magazine and the digest-sized Pocket Man, and for a similar New Zealand magazine called Stag. During the 1960s a boys' adventure book, Scuba Buccaneers by James Keith, was published by Angus and Robertson in Australia, and during the 1970s, two Keith Conway thrillers were published as hardcovers by Hale in Britain: Naked Nemesis and Hammerhead Reef. 'One of the thrillers went to paperback but I didn't find out for something like 14 years when I picked up a copy at a book exchange,' Hetherington has said. 'I'd forgotten to notify Hale's of change of address so they wouldn't pay me interest on the fees due!' Earlier, Hetherington had taken a job as a journalist in the Queensland Health Department.

'This involved writing short radio plays as well as articles. I became editor, and a Yank who worked for me went to work for the television series maker Crawford Productions in Melbourne. He kept pestering me to write for TV. There was big money there at the time, so I gave it a go. When I got tired of flying back and forth between Melbourne and Brisbane at weekends for editing of scripts, I moved to Melbourne in 1971 and got to work for Crawfords full-time, though I worked as a freelance from home.'

For the rest of his biography refer to http://www.blackhorsewesterns.com/ back issues/ issue 2 September 2005.

Marshall Grover b. 13 Feb 1921 d. 4 Feb 1993 (732 works by fr. 1912)

Sydney born Leonard Frank Meares published around 750 novels, mostly westerns. His best-known works feature Texas trouble-shooters Larry and Stretch. Before starting to write, Meares served in the Royal Australian Air Force, worked in the Department of Immigration and sold shoes. In the mid-1950s he bought a typewriter to write radio and film scripts. Inspired by the success of local paperback westerns, he wrote Trouble Town, which was published by the Cleveland Publishing Company in 1955. Although Meares used the pseudonym Marshall Grover, Cleveland decided to issue it under the name Johnny Nelson. Meares continued to write for Cleveland under various names including Ward Brennan, Glenn Murrell, Shad Denver and Brett Waring (a pseudonym more correctly associated with Keith Hetherington).

His tenth yarn, Drift! (1956), introduced Larry Valentine and Stretch Emerson. In 1960, he created a brief but memorable series of westerns set in and around the town of Bleak Creek. Four years later came The Night McLennan Died, the first of more than 70 westerns (sometimes called oaters) to feature cavalryman-turned-manhunter Big Jim Rand. In mid-1966, Meares left Cleveland to write exclusively for the Horwitz Group. Horwitz soon sold more than 30 novels to Bantam Books for publication in the United States, where for legal reasons 'Marshall Grover' became 'Marshall McCoy', 'Larry and Stretch' became 'Larry and Streak' and 'Big Jim Rand' became 'Nevada Jim Gage'.

Len began his association with Robert Hale Ltd. in 1981, with Jo Jo and the Private Eye the first of five Marty Moon detective novels published under the name Lester Malloy. Hale also issued his offbeat romance The Future and Philomena as Val Sterling in 1982. He even scored with two stand-alone crime novels, The Battle of Jericho Street (1984) as Frank Everton, and Dead Man Smiling (1986), published under his own name. His first Black Horse Western was, fittingly enough, a Larry and Stretch yarn entitled Rescue a Tall Texan (1989). Meares also created husband-and-wife detectives Rick and Hattie Braddock (first appearance Colorado Runaround, 1991).

Source: http://www.geocities.com/chapkeith/bhe2/index.htm...I (Sighted 2006)

y separately published work icon Judas Coast Keith Hetherington , London : Robert Hale , 1988 1988 single work novel crime detective y
y separately published work icon Forraederi Keith Hetherington , ( translation by Karen Vestergaard of Judas Coast ), Valby : Winther , 1989 1988 single work novel crime detective
y separately published work icon Förrädisk kust Keith Hetherington , ( translation by Rolf Savstrom of Judas Coast ), Malmo : Winther , 1989 1988 single work novel crime detective
y separately published work icon Judaskysten Keith Hetherington , ( translation by Ivar Lund of Judas Coast ), Hamar : Winther , 1989 1988 single work novel crime detective
y separately published work icon West to Fury Kirk Hamilton , Sydney : Cleveland , 1960 1960 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Dead Shot Kirk Hamilton , Sydney : Cleveland , 1970-1979 1970 single work novel western y
form y separately published work icon Big Bad John Keith Hetherington , 1972 1972 single work film/TV crime (Manuscript version)x402371 y
y separately published work icon The Enforcer Kirk Hamilton , Sydney : Cleveland , 1970-1974 1970 single work novel western y
form y separately published work icon Friends? Who Needs 'Em? Keith Hetherington , 1975 1975 single work film/TV crime (Manuscript version)x402372 y
form y separately published work icon Shark Pack Keith Hetherington , 1974 1974 single work film/TV crime (Manuscript version)x402370 y
form y separately published work icon River Pirates Keith Hetherington , 1975 1975 single work film/TV crime children's (Manuscript version)x402426 y
form y separately published work icon Don't Call the Cops Keith Hetherington , ( dir. Janet Isaac ) ,agent Melbourne : Crawford Productions ; Seven Network , 1971 1971 single work film/TV crime y
y separately published work icon Cutie Cursed Carl Dekker , Sydney : Calvert , 1956 1956 single work novel crime detective y
y separately published work icon Chain Reaction Keith Hetherington , East Melbourne : Unicorn Books , 1980 1980 single work novel y
y separately published work icon Harlequin Keith Hetherington , East Melbourne : Unicorn Books , 1980 1980 single work novel y
y separately published work icon Touch and Go Keith Hetherington , Melbourne : Circus Books , 1980 1980 single work novel y
y separately published work icon Snapshot Keith Hetherington , South Melbourne : Sun Books , 1979 1979 single work novel y
y separately published work icon Guns of Texas Kirk Hamilton , Sydney : Cleveland , 1977 1977 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Lay Low, My Lovely Carl Dekker , Sydney : Calvert , 1950-1959 1950-1959 single work novel crime detective y
y separately published work icon Run for Your Life Carl Dekker , Sydney : Calvert , 1950-1959 1950-1959 single work novel crime detective y
y separately published work icon A Dragon Out of the South Keith Hetherington , London : Robert Hale , 1989 1989 single work novel crime detective y
Gene Janes (45 works by fr. 1900)
y separately published work icon The Naked Nemesis Keith Conway , London : Robert Hale , 1970 1970 single work novel adventure y
y separately published work icon Hammerhead Reef Keith Conway , London : Robert Hale , 1971 1971 single work novel adventure y
y separately published work icon Rogue Merc James Keith , Cremorne : Cleveland , 1984 1984 single work novel war literature y
y separately published work icon Kill Zone James Keith , Cremorne : Cleveland , 1984 1984 single work novel war literature y
y separately published work icon Warhawks James Keith , Cremorne : Cleveland , 1984 1984 single work novel war literature y
y separately published work icon Birds of Prey James Keith , Cremorne : Cleveland , 1984 1984 single work novel war literature y
y separately published work icon Yesterday's Hero James Keith , Cremorne : Cleveland , 1984 1984 single work novel war literature y
y separately published work icon Shadow Mission James Keith , Cremorne : Cleveland , 1984 1984 single work novel war literature y
John Laffin (a.k.a. John Alfred Charles Laffin; Carl Decker) b. 21 Sep 1922 d. 23 Sep 2000 (61 works by fr. 1939)

Laffin was a prolific author, writing over 130 books as well as many articles and short stories. Most of the books dealt with military issues, in particular the Australian Digger and World War I. More than 200 of Laffin's short stories appeared in Australian magazines.

In his fiction writing, Laffin used a number of pseudonyms including the name 'Carl Dekker' which was shared by the other Australian writers Keith Hetherington and possibly Gene Janes (qq.v). (Dekker was the main character of the adventure novels written under this name.)

Laffin's employment was in the fields of academia and journalism; his main interests were history and archaeology.

This is how the backcover of his autobiography describes him: 'John Laffin has had an extraordinary life as a journalist and editor, novelist and poet, wartime soldier, military historian and war writer, battlefield archaeologist, broadcaster, lecturer and public speaker, intelligence agent and specialist on Islam and the Arab world, and teacher in three of England's leading colleges.' (A Kind of Immortality : Volume I)

y separately published work icon West to Fury Kirk Hamilton , Sydney : Cleveland , 1977 1960 single work novel western
y separately published work icon West to Fury Kirk Hamilton , Sydney : Cleveland , 1980-1989 1960 single work novel western
y separately published work icon West to Fury Kirk Hamilton , Brookvale : Cleveland , 1990-1999 1960 single work novel western
y separately published work icon Mesterskytten Kirk Hamilton , ( translation by I. Arends of Dead Shot ), Glostrup : Winther , 1979 1970 single work novel western
form y separately published work icon Don't Call the Cops Keith Hetherington , 1971 1971 single work film/TV crime (Manuscript version)x402369
y separately published work icon Guvernørens penge Kirk Hamilton , ( translation by Ove M. Jacobsen of The Enforcer ), Denmark : Winther , 1978 1970 single work novel western
y separately published work icon The Enforcer Kirk Hamilton , London : Piccadilly Publishing , 2016 1970 single work novel western
y separately published work icon Nighthawks Brett Waring , Sydney : Cleveland , 1980-1989 1980-1989 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Sundance Brett Waring , Sydney : Cleveland , 1980 1980 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Gunblast Kirk Hamilton , Sydney : Cleveland , 1980 1980 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Hatch Brett Waring , Sydney : Cleveland , 1980-1989 1980-1989 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Red Kirk Hamilton , Sydney : Cleveland , 1980-1989 1980-1989 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Greenhorn Brett Waring , Sydney : Cleveland , 1971 1971 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Out! Brett Waring , Brookvale : Cleveland , 1994 1994 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Gunpoint Kirk Hamilton , Brookvale : Cleveland , 1987 1987 single work novel western y
y separately published work icon Blade Brett Waring , Sydney : Cleveland , 1970-1975 1970-1975 single work novel western y
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