Norman A. Fox. Never heard of him? Neither had I until I picked up one of his novels at the local book sale. I enjoyed "Rope the Wind" so much that I decided to look up the author. Mr. Fox actually has a website online and I was very much surprised to learn that he'd written over 200 short stories, thirty-one novels, and had movies made from four of his novels starring actors like Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, and Jimmy Stewart.
I always find it strange that such successful authors are very rarely remembered by later generations. Makes you wonder why writers try so hard to become famous. Fame is so very fleeting and in the end it's the work that should make us feel successful not all the pats on the back about how great and wonderful a writer you are. Just musing here. Have any of you stumbled on a writer with a large body of work that you'd never heard of but found their words well worth the reading?