HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Ouida Sebestyen

Author of Words By Heart

Includes the names: Ouida Sebestyn, Ouida Sebestyen

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
546 (579)724,288 (3.62)00

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites

Ouida Sebestyen has 1 past event. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Ouida Sebestyen, nee Dockery, was born February 13, 1924, in Vernon, TX. She married Adam Sebestyen in 1960 and had one son. She attended the U. of Colorado. She began writing at age eighteen, but did not publish her first book, Words by Heart until 1979. Part of this novel had originally appeared as a short story in the magazine 'Ingenue' in 1968. The book was well received, and Ms. Sebestyen has continued to write fiction for young adults. She draws her inspiration, and often her setting, from the American West, especially its contrasting harshness and beauty, and the demands it places upon an individual's survival. While not all her novels are set in a sharply defined Western setting, throughout all of her books she focuses on characterization and detail, with an emphasis on human emotions and development. Her work is noted for its honesty and provacative story lines that do not always provide a conventional happy ending. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 39, 140 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 10 Children's Literature Review, vol. 17
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Links

Member ratings

Average: (3.62)
0.5
1 3
1.5 2
2 3
2.5 1
3 11
3.5 6
4 17
4.5 3
5 12

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Ouida Sebestyen is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Ouida Sebestyen is composed of 3 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 113,264,388 books! | Top bar: Always visible