Journalist. Born– March 28, 1909, in Bradford, Pa.; grew up in Mobile.  Parents– Royal and Juliet (Luttrell) Tucker. Married– Charles Christian Wertenbaker in September 1942. Children– Two. Married– Branwell Fletcher in September 1970. Education– University of Lousiville; Keene.   Road secretary, Theatre Guild, Inc., of New York City, 1929-1938; foreign and war correspondent, Time, Inc., 1940-1955; freelance writer, after 1955; wrote scripts for CBS-TV (Orson Wells series) and for British television (Rediffusion series). Awarded honorary doctorates by Keene State College (1975) and Franklin Pierce College. (1982).Died March 24, 1997.


Who’s Who of American Women; International Authors and Writers’ Who’s Who; Foremost Women in Communications; obituary, New York Times, March 29,1997.


The Afternoon Women. Boston; Little, 1966.

Death of a Man. New York; Random House, 1957.

The Eye of the Lion. Boston; Little, 1964.

The Eye; Window to the World. Washington, D.C.; U.S. News Books, 1981.

Festival. New York; Random House, 1954.

Lament for Four Virgins. New York; Random House, 1952.

Mister Junior. Paterson, N.J.; Pageant Books, 1960.

Perilous Voyage. Boston; Little, 1975,

Rhyming Word Games. New York; Simon and Schuster, 1964.

To Mend the Heart. New York; Viking Press, 1980.

Unbidden Guests. Boston; Little, 1970.

Joint Publication(s):

The Hotchkiss School … Lakeville, Conn.; Hotchkiss School, 1966.

The Magic of Light; the Craft and Career of Jean Rosenthal…. Boston; Little, 1972.

Tip and Dip. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1960.

The World of Picasso (1881-1973). Time Life Books, 1967.

You and the Armed Services; an Up-to-Date Guide… New York; Simon and Schuster, 1961.