Pen Name: None
Genres: Adult, Young Adult, Non-Fiction, History
Born: 1932 in Chicago
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.
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
Release Date: 1968-06
The Tucson citizen;: A century of Arizona journalism
Release Date: 1970
Me, Cholay and Co.: Apache Warriors
Release Date: 1973-10
Maybe next summer
Release Date: 1980
Shadow and the Gunner
Release Date: 1982-09
American Library Association notable children's book citation, 1978, for Kidnapping Mr. Tubbs.
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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Agent: John Cushman
J.C.A. Literary Agency, Inc.
200 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
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