Writer. Born– November 19, 1911, Birmingham. Parents– John Saunders and Nettie Young (McCrory) Counselman. Married– Horace B. Vinyard. Children– One. Education– Alabama College for Women for one year; University of Alabama for two summers; correspondence courses in journalism from the Newspaper Institute. Granted a fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts for 1976-1977; wrote more than four hundred poems and stories; 68 published in the Saturday Evening Post; contributed stories to Weird Tales, Ladies Home Journal, and Good Housekeeping. Writings translated in at least eighteen languages. Best known story, “Three Marked Pennies”, written at age fifteen.  Died 1994.


Mrs. Horace Vinyard, Gadsden, Ala.


The Eye and the Hand. S.l.; s.n., 1978.

The Face of Fear and other poems. Pensacola, Fla.; Edilon Press, 1984.

Half in Shadow. Sauk City, Wis.; Arkham House, 1978.

Move Over–It’s Only Me. S.l.; s.n., 1975.