Zola Helen Ross

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Zola Helen Ross (May 9, 1912 – November 20, 1989) (née Girdey) was a Pacific Northwest writer. She also taught writing and co-founded the Pacific Northwest Writers Association[1] with Lucile Saunders McDonald of The Seattle Times.[2][3] She wrote in various genres, including adventure, children's fiction, crime, mystery, and suspense. She was also the author of several Western historical novels; her male counterpart was Louis L'Amour.[4] The Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin are the settings for her stories, and they include the towns of Reno, San Francisco, and Seattle.[5] Ross occasionally wrote under the pseudonyms Helen Arre and Bert Iles. She taught writing at the University of Washington and the Lake Washington schools in Kirkland, Washington.[6] She was married to William Frank Ross, and lived in Seattle, Washington.[7]

Partial works[edit]

  • (1946) Three Down Vulnerable
  • (1947) Overdue For Death
  • (1948) One Corpse Missing
  • (1949) Bonanza Queen
  • (1950) Tonopah Lady
  • (1951) Reno Crescent
  • (1952) The Green Land
  • (1954) Cassy Scandal
  • (1955) The Golden Witch
  • (1956) A Land To Tame
  • (1957) Spokane Saga
Using pseudonym Helen Arre
  • (1953) The Corpse By The River
  • (1954) No Tears At The Funeral
  • (1956) Write It Murder
  • (1958) The Golden Shroud
  • (1960) Murder By The Book
Using pseudonym Bert Iles
  • (1956) Murder In Mink
Co-authored with McDonald
  • (1950) The mystery of Castesby Island
  • (1952) Stormy year
  • (1954) Fridays̓ child
  • (1956) Mystery of the long house
  • (1956) Pigtail pioneer
  • (1957) Wing Harbor
  • (1958) The courting of Ann Maria
  • (1959) Assignment in Ankara
  • (1961) Winter's answer
  • (1959) The stolen letters
  • (1968) The sunken forest

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zola Helen Ross, Author, 82". The New York Times. November 21, 1989. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Lucile Saunders; McDonald, Richard (1995). A foot in the door: the reminiscences of Lucile McDonald. Washington State University Press. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-87422-120-6. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "About the Pacific Northwest Writers Association". Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  4. ^ James, Ronald Michael; Raymond, C. Elizabeth (1998). Comstock women: the making of a mining community. University of Nevada Press. pp. 278–. ISBN 978-0-87417-297-3. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Vinson, James; Kirkpatrick, D. L. (1982). Twentieth-century western writers. Gale Research Co. p. 663. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Zola Ross". cowboydirectory.com. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Lucia, Ellis (1969). This land around us: a treasury of Pacific Northwest writing. Doubleday. pp. xvii, 623. Retrieved 20 January 2012.