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Monday, September 27, 2010

Joe Millard

Joseph John Millard was born in Canby, Minnesota, on 14 January 1908, the fourth child of rancher Frank Earnest Millard and his wife Alice A. (nee Lake). He was educated at the Pioneer School of Business in St. Paul, Minnesota, graduating in 1926, before joining an advertising agency. He subsequently worked as advertising manager on Northwest Furniture Digest in Minneapolis before becoming an account executive with Minneapolis-based Kraff Advertising Agency and Chicago-based Industrial Advertising Associates.

In Chicago, he began editing How To Sell magazine, subsequently editing and publishing National Mortician, before turning freelance as a writer in 1936.

He was a prolific contributor to pulp magazines, including Thrilling Mystery, G-Man Detective, Exciting Detective, Detective Novels Magazine, Popular Detective, RAF Aces, Exciting Western, Popular Sports, Sky Fighters, Fantastic Adventures, Amazing Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories (as N. J. Westwood) and Startling Stories in the 1940s before contributing articles to Bluebook. He eventually contributed to around 100 different magazines and some 25 trade journals, including Holiday, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping and Argosy.

Millard was married to Amy Leone Lee on 14 February 1931 and had one son. He died on 18 February 1989.
Novels (series: Man With No Name)
Mansion of Evil (as Joseph Millard). Greenwich, CT, Gold Medal 129, Nov 1950. 
The Wickedest Man (as Joseph Millard). New York, Gold Medal 404, Jun 1954; London, Frederick Muller (Gold Medal 419), 1960. 
The Gods Hate Kansas (as Joseph Millard). Derby, CT, Monarch Books 414, Feb 1964; original magazine version (Starling Stories, Nov 1941), California, Pulpville Press, Aug 2009.
For A Few Dollars More (novelisation of the movie; Man With No Name). New York, Award A-236, 1967; London, Tandem, 1967.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (novelisation of the movie; Man With No Name). New York A-274, Award, Nov 1967; London, Tandem, 1967.
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (novelisation of the movie). New York, Award, 1970; London, Tandem, May 1970.
Macho Callahan (novelisation of the movie). New York, Award, Aug 1970; London, Tandem, 1971.
The Last Rebel. New York, Award, Dec 1970.
The Hunting Party (novelisation of the movie). New York, Award, Aug 1971; London, Tandem, 1971.
A Coffin Full of Dollars (Man With No Name). New York, Award, Oct 1971; London, Tandem, 1972.
The Devil's Dollar Sign (Man With No Name). New York, Award, Oct 1972; London, Tandem, 1973.
Chato's Land (novelisation of the movie). New York, Award, [cy1971], Nov 1972; London, Tandem, 1972.
Blood for a Dirty Dollar (Man With No Name). New York, Mar 1973; London, Tandem, 1974.
The Million-Dollar Bloodhunt (Man With No Name). New York, Oct 1973; London, Tandem, 1974.
Cahill U.S. Marshall (novelisation of the movie). New York, Award, 1973.
The Hunted (novelisation of the movie). New York, Award, 1974; as Hec Ramsey--The Hunted, London, Tandem, 1974.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (novelisation of the movie). New York, Award AN1320, 1974; London, Tandem, 1974.

Non-fiction as Joseph Millard
Edgar Cayce: Mystery Man of Miracles. Greenwich, CT, Gold Medal S-590, 1956; revised, London, Neville Spearman, Oct 1961; Greenwich, CT, Gold Medal R1831, Oct 1967.
No Law But Their Own. Evanston, IL, Regency RB324, Jul 1963.
The Cheyenne Wars. Derby, CT, Monarch Books MA-402, Jan 1964.
Cut-Hand, The Mountain Man. Philadelphia, Chilton, Oct 1964.
The Incredible William Bowles. Philadelphia, Chilton, 1965 [Jan 1966].

Others as Joseph Millard (editor)
True Civil War Stories. New York, Crest Books, 1961.

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