Musician, writer. Born– December 23, 1921, Elrod. Parents– Claude B. and Maggie Mae (Neel) Lavender. Married– Mary Bridget Kanitz, 1949. Children– Three. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.Mus., 1946; University of Southern California, M.Mus., 1949. Served in U.S. Army Air Force, 1943-1946; composer, supervisor of sound track recording, documentary film production center, Aerospace Audio-visual Service, Norton Air Force Base, San Bernardino, Calif., 1950-.


Contemporary Authors online


Children of the River. New York; Jove Publications, 1980.

Chinaberry. New York; Pyramid, 1976.

The Fields Above the Sea. New York; Jove, 1980.

Flight of the Seabird. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1977.

Journey to Quiet Waters. New York; Jove, 1980.

Just Jane:  A Daughter of England,Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution.  San Diego:  Har

Stone Well. New York; Jove, 1983.