A prolific and inventive American article writer, he’s particularly known for his 1976 book, The Balloonist, which targets a polar expedition. He trained at the College or university of California, Irvine, where he co-founded the innovative writing system. MacDonald Harris was his pseudonym; his genuine name was Donald Heiney. He was raised in South Pasadena and San Gabriel, California. He wedded Ann Heiney. He and Brian Jacques both offered in the Vendor Marine.