E.P. Dutton (Firm)
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Walter Nelson Morey papers
Identifier: Coll 230
Abstract Walt Morey (1907-1992), award-winning author of Gentle Ben, Year of the Black Pony, and numerous other juvenile and adult books set in the Pacific Northwest, was determined to become a writer despite a youthful lack of interest in school. Morey slowly mastered his craft by writing short stories for pulp magazines, drawing on his varied life experiences. After the pulp magazine market dried up, Morey’s wife Rosalind convinced him to try children’s fiction; his first attempt yielded the...