A prolific American article writer, he published thirty books and several 100 short stories during the period of his profession. His best-known functions include Come Planting season (1940), Home Divided (1947), as well as the Unconquered (1953). He graduated from Dartmouth University in 1910 and consequently worked like a reporter for the Boston American. Many of his books, including Keep Her to Heaven (1945) as well as the Strange Female (1946), were modified into movies. He was created in Mississippi, and he was raised in Ohio. He and his wife, Florence Talpey, experienced three children collectively. He and Dr. Seuss both went to Dartmouth College.