DEAL, BABS HODGES, 1929-2004.


Novelist. Born– June 23, 1929, Scottsboro. Parents– Hilburn Tyson and Evelyn (Coffey) Hodges. Married– Borden Deal, 1952 (divorced 1975).  Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1952. Employed by Jackson County School System, 1950; typist for U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., Birmingham Brass Company, 1951-1952. Began writing fiction in 1956; published her first short story in 1958.  Published novels, poetry, and short stories.  Member of the Authors Guild. Received awards from Mystery Writers of America, 1967; Alabama Library Association. Died February 20, 2004.


Contemporary Authors online.

Atchison, Ray M., and Eubanks, Jen.  “Babs Hodges Deal:  Alabama Novelist,”  Alabama Librarian, XIII (1962), 93-94.


Acres of Afternoon. New York; McKay, 1959.

The Crystal Mouse. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1973.

Fancy’s Knell. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1966.

Friendships, Secrets and Lies. New York; Fawcett, 1979.

Goodnight Ladies. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1978.

The Grail. New York; McKay, 1964.

High Lonesome World. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1969.

It’s Always Three O’Clock. New York; McKay, 1961.

Night Story. New York; McKay, 1962.

The Reason for Roses. Garden City, N.Y; Doubleday, 1974.

Summer Games. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1969.

Waiting to Hear from William. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1975.

The Walls Came Tumbling Down. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1968.