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Howard Pease (1) [1894–1974]

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Short biography
Howard Pease always had two great
interests- writing and the sea - and in his adventure stories for
teen-agers, Mr. Pease has been able to combine the two successfully.
Born in Stockton, California, in 1894, Howard Pease says that his
interests in books developed from his parents reading aloud every
evening before bedtime. His interest in writing came from a sixth grade
teacher who set aside an hour every week for creative writing. After
high school, Howard Pease worked from two years and then entered
Stanford University. World War I interrupted his studies, but he
returned to Stanford after two years where he remained for graduate
study in teacher training and story writing. His firsthand knowledge of
the sea, which is used in most of his books, came from shipping out of
San Francisco on freighters during and after his student days. he lived
kin the black gang's forecastle and worked below deck, first as a wiper,
later as a fireman. When he wrote THE TATTOOED MAN in 1926, the story of
a young man (Tod Moran) who shipped out of San Francisco, Mr. Pease put
his own adventures into the story form for all adventure-loving
teen-agers. In the following years Howard Pease taught school for ten
years, wrote numerous books (18 of which are currently in print) and
taught creative writing to adults. Mr. Pease now (as of 1963) lives in
Livermore, California. Two of Howard Pease's books have won awards:
THUNDERBOLT HOUSE won a silver medal from the Commonwealth Club of
California and HEART OF DANGER received both the 1946 award of the Child
Study Association and a medal from the Boy's Clubs of America. Books by
Howard Pease: Tod Moran Mysteries THE TATTOOED MAN, THE JINX SHIP,
SHANGHAI PASSAGE, THE SHIP WITHOUT A CREW , HURRICANE WEATHER, FOGHORNS
, THE BLACK TANKER , NIGHT BOAT AND OTHER TOD MORAN MYSTERIES, HEART OF
DANGER, CAPTAIN OF THE "ARABY", MYSTERY ON TELEGRAPH HILL

His other books: THUNDERBOLT HOUSE, SECRET CARGO, THE LONG WHARF, BOUND
FOR "SINGAPORE" , JUNGLE RIVER , THE DARK ADVENTURE , SHIPWRECK.

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