Don Schellie

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General Information

Name: Don Schellie

Pen Name: None

Genres: Adult, Young Adult, Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1932 in Chicago

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Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Schellie was born in Chicago and is a 1957 graduate of the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Don Schellie was an author, reporter and columnist. From 1954 - 1957, he was a reporter for the Champaign News-Gazette. Schellie was a reporter for the Douglas Daily Dispatch in Douglas, Arizon from 1957 -1958. After that, he worked for the Tucson Citizen where he was a reporter for two years and then moved on to have his own column - "Don Schellie". Schellie has also been a contributor to Arizona Highways. A feature column writing award was also created in his name.

Schellie's first book, Vast Domain of Blood, was based upon some historical pieces he wrote for the Citizen about the Camp Grant massacre - an incident where peaceful Apaches were murdered by a party of Tuscon-area residents and Papago Indians. Vast Domain of Blood was an adult, nonfiction book, and his wife, a history teacher-turned-school librarian, felt the story should be made available to school-age readers. What developed from that was Me, Cholay & Co: Apache Warriors, a historical novel for young readers.

Published Works

Vast Domain of Blood, Westernlore Press, 1968

The Citizen: A Century of Arizona Journalism, Citizen Publishing, 1970

Me, Cholay and Co.: Apache Warriors , Scholastic, 1973

Kidnapping Mr. Tubbs, Scholastic, 1978

Maybe Next Summer, Scholastic, 1980

Shadow and the Gunner, Scholastic, 198

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Vast Domain of Blood

ISBN: 0870260227
Release Date: 1968-06

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The Tucson citizen;: A century of Arizona journalism

Release Date: 1970

Me, Cholay and Co.: Apache Warriors

ISBN: 0590072900
Release Date: 1973-10

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Maybe next summer

ISBN: 0590075853
Release Date: 1980

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Shadow and the Gunner

ISBN: 0027780902
Release Date: 1982-09

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Literary Awards

American Library Association notable children's book citation, 1978, for Kidnapping Mr. Tubbs.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

Agent: John Cushman

J.C.A. Literary Agency, Inc.

200 West 57th St.

New York, NY 10019

External Links

Don Schellie on WorldCat

Don Schellie on Amazon


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