I've always admired writers who write fast. But W. T. Ballard struck me as someone who wrote at the speed of light. Ballard once estimated he put about a million words a year on paper. His creative production was nothing short of phenomenal --more than sixty Westerns, over twenty pulp detective fiction novels, and about fifty screenplays, and about a thousand short stories and novelettes for the pulps. Read all about “AUTHOR W.T. BALLARD.” http://tomrizzo.com/author-ballard/
Cornell Woolrich wrote 22 novels and over 200 short stories. He's considered the father of noir fiction in America, but most of the public didn't know him. In fact, most of those who knew Woolrich considered him a loner. A man of mystery. A man with few friends. Read about AUTHOR CORNELL WOOLRICH http://tomrizzo.com/author-cornell-woolrich/
When Salvatore Albert Lombino decided to write novels, he went to court and changed his name to Evan Hunter—better known to crime fiction fans as Ed McBain. McBain used several pen names to write over 100 novels that sold over 100 million copies. He often gets credit for creating the police procedural. Read all about AUTHOR ED McBAIN. http://tomrizzo.com/author-ed-mcbain/
Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op.