Todhunter Ballard

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Willis Todhunter Ballard (December 13, 1903 – December 27, 1980) was a Cleveland, Ohio-born American author, known for his Westerns and mystery novels.

Pseudonyms[edit]

Ballard also wrote under the following pseudonyms: Jack Slade, Neil MacNeil, Clay Turner, John Hunter, Sam Bowie, Parker Bonner, and Brian Agar.[1]

Schooling[edit]

He attended schools in Cleveland and Westtown, Pennsylvania. In 1926 he graduated from Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio.

Work[edit]

Ballard wrote thousands of magazines stories and over fifty television scripts.[2] Almost all of these stories were in the mystery or western genre. Ballard died on December 27, 1980 in Mount Dora, Florida.


Partial bibliography[edit]

  • The Circle C Feud (1952)
  • High Iron (1953)
  • Guns of the Lawless (1956)
  • Trail Town Marshall (1957)
  • Trouble on the Massacre (1959)
  • The Night Riders (1961)
  • Gold in California! (1965)
  • Lassiter (1968)
  • Nowhere Left to Run (1972)
  • Trails of Rage (1975)
  • Sheriff of Tombstone (1977)
  • Showdown
  • Trails of rage (1975)
  • Loco and the Wolf (1973)
  • Home to Texas (1974)
  • Two tons of gold
  • Lost gold : a western duo
  • The Californian (1971)
  • Gopher gold (1962)
  • West of quarantine
  • A western bonanza; eight short novels of the West (1969)

Awards[edit]

  • Spur Award, 1965 for ‘’Gold in California’’.

References[edit]

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