Negley Farson was educated at the University of Pennsylvania as a civil engineer, however, he is best known for his writing career which spanned from 1924 until his death in 1960. Farson began writing as a foreign correspondent with the Chicago "Daily News" from 1924-1935, serving in India, Egypt and throughout Europe. A prolific writer, he drew on his travel experiences, interest in fishing and the outdoors, his time in the Royal British Air Force during World War I, and his life in England to write numerous non-fiction and fiction books and articles. Farson married Eve Stoker in 1920 and she accompanied him on many of his international excursions. Eve wrote several manuscripts during her travels with Farson and also kept diaries concerning their life together. The couple had one son, Daniel Farson.