Nebraska Authors

Francis H. Ames

AKA: Frank Watson

Born 1900-09-10 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 1986-07-28
McMinnville, OR (USA)

McMinnville, OR (USA)
Evergreen Memorial Park

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Baker, MT
Los Angeles, CA
Lafayette, OR
Amity, OR
McMinnville, OR

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Frontier; Outdoors; Western Fiction; Fishing


Attended high school in Baker, MT


Cowpuncher, MT
Fur Trapper, MT
Salesman, Los Angeles, CA
Real Estate Broker, OR

Places Worked

Los Angeles, CA


Awards for That Callahan Spunk!
Literary Guild Award, 1965
Western Writers of America Plaque, 1966
Best Book of the Northwest Award, 1966
Golden Spur Award, Runner-up, 1966
Book Seller's Award
The Grand Prix des Treize, 1974


The Sportsman's Club
The Writers Club


That Callahan Spunk! 1965.
That Callahan Blood! 1965.
Fishing the Oregon Country. 1966.
The Callahans' Gamble. 1970.
Callahan Goes South. 1976.

Author of several television scripts and over one hundred articles
Wrote novelettes and short fiction pieces for periodicals

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