Radio announcer, editor, teacher. Born– May 3, 1919, in St. Augustine, Fla. Parents– Thomas William, Jr., and Grace (Spencer) Helm. Education– Birmingham Southern College. Married– Dorothy Lorian Hunter on September 30, 1943. 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. Served in U.S. Navy, 1938-1942, receiving a citation.  Died December 20, 1993.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 7.


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.

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

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

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

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.

Ordeal by Sea; the Tragedy of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1963.

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