Individual Author Record
Name: Don SchelliePen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:ADULT C:YA History Non-Fiction Young Adult Born: 1932 in Chicago Sites:
Illinois ConnectionSchellie was born in Chicago and is a 1957 graduate of the University of Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationDon 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