Scott Odell

Scott  Odell
Occidental College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University, and the University of Rome were among his colleges. Before joining the US Air Force during WWII, he worked as a technical director for Paramount, a cameraman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a book editor for a Los Angeles newspaper. He established the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction in 1981, after receiving multiple book honors. On October 15, 1989, he passed away.