Radio announcer, editor, teacher. Born– May 3, 1919, in St. Augustine, Fla. Parents– Thomas William, Jr., and Grace (Spencer) Helm. Married–Dorothy Lorain Hunter, September 30, 1943.  Education– Birmingham Southern College. Served in US Navy, WWII; received a citation for bravery at Pearl Harbor. Served as radio announcer at WRNL, Richmond (Va.); WDLP, Panama City (Fla.); WSGN, Birmingham; assistant editor, Progressive Farmer; forest ranger for Alabama State Forestry Service; creative writer for Florida State Board of Public Instruction.  Member Authors Guild.  Died December 20, 1993.


Contemporary Authors online


Dangerous Sea Creatures. New York; Funk & Wagnalls, 1976.

The Everglades; Florida Wonderland. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1963.

Fishing Southern Salt Waters. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1972.

Hurricane Coming! New York; Dodd, Mead, 1964.

Hurricanes! Weather at its Worst.  Dodd Mead, 1967.

Monsters of the Deep. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1962.

Ordeal by Sea:  The Tragedy of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. New York: Dodd Mead, 19963.

The Sea Lark. New York; A.A. Wyn, 1955.

Shark! Unpredictable Killer of the Sea. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1961.

Treasure Hunting Around the World. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1960.

A World of Snakes. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1965.


The Frank Murphy Story: His Years in Florida Prisons, His Rehabilitation, and His Conquest of Alcoholism.  New York:  Dodd Mead, 1964.