Journalist;  information officer. Born–Montgomery, December 22, 1888.  Parents–William A. And Annie Hartean Collier.  Married–Frances Loretta Martin, December 10, 1913.  Children–one. Education– Auburn University, B.A., 1907, M.A., 1911. On staff of the Selma Times Journal, Montgomery Advertiser, Atlanta Georgian, New York American, Chicago Herald Examiner, Chicago American, and Louisville Courier Journal.  Wrote for the Atlanta Constitution under the pen name “Georgia O’Keefe.” Taught for two years at Auburn University; lecturer in political science and public affairs at Emory University. Assistant Director of Information for the regional office for the Farm Security Administration in Montgomery. Published short stories in popular pulp and story magazines.  Died June, 4, 1970.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History; “Writers of Weird Tales” website;


Fire in the Sky. Boston, 1941.

Georgia Penal System. Atlanta, 1938.

Penal System:  A Reflection of Our Lives and Our Customs. Atlanta, 1940.