American author who wrote mainly adventure stories for boys in the early 20th century. These included such series as The Battleship Boys,The Range and Grange Hustlers and The Pony Rider Boys. This latter series was one of the earliest examples of a children's pony series - possibly the first ever to feature a riding club - and concerned a group of young lads who formed a pony group and set off on various adventures with their ponies. It is mainly of the western/ranching persuasion with plenty of adventure and danger thrown in, and is unashamedly aimed at boys. It was a fairly long series and may have gone on further but for the death of the author in 1925.