1897 – Born on the 14th of April in Pegram, Tennessee.
1919-1930 – He worked as a sports editor for the Dallas Journal in Texas.
1920 – He began getting stories published in various pulp mystery magazines.
1932 – He worked as an actor in The Hollywood Handicap.
1933 – He was also an uncredited script assistant for King Kong.
1935 – His best-known novel is They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?.
1948 – Published the noir classic Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.
1955 – Died on the 15th of December in Beverly Hills, California of Heart attack.