Public relations specialist, radio and television writer and producer. Born– December 25, 1925, Montgomery. Parents– Charles Merle and Lucille (Atherton) Hellesbusch. Married– William J. Hebson, June 8, 1947. Children– Three. Education– University of Louisville, 1941-1943; Grinnell College, B.A., 1947. Social worker, Iowa State Department of Welfare, 1947-1948; author of a column for Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, W.V., 1950-1953; writer in public relations office and news bureau, University of Miami, 1967-1969; instructor in literature and public relations director, National Business College, Roanoke, Va., 1968-1969; director of information services and radio producer, Mary Baldwin College, 1969-1970; staff writer and production assistant, Kentucky Educational Television, Lexington, 1970-1971; novelist and member of advisory council, Grinnell College. Patron, Roanoke Fine Arts Center. Member, Roanoke Symphony Society, Authors Guild, Educational Writers Association, Phi Beta Kappa. Macmillan Fiction Prize, 1961, for The Latimer Legend.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 17.


A Fine and Private Place. New York; Macmillan, 1958.

The Latimer Legend. New York; Macmillan, 1961.