Henry James O'Brien Bedford-Jones was born on April 29, 1887 in Napanee, Ontario, Canada. In 1908 he became a naturalised US Citizen. Bedford-Jones was a pulp fiction writer who began his career after encouragement by William Wallace Cook. He was incredibly prolific both writing dime store novels (over 100) and for the pulp magazines who published him continually. His main publisher was Blue Book magazine but his stories appeared in Adventure, All-Story Weekly, Argosy, Short Stories, Top-Notch Magazine, The Magic Carpet, Golden Fleece, Ace-High Magazine, People's Story Magazine, Hutchinson's Adventure-Story Magazine, Detective Fiction Weekly, Western Story Magazine, and Weird Tales. Such was his output that occasionally he would have more than one typewriter on the go, naturally each with a separate story. And of course to go with his multiple output he had multiple pen names: Donald Bedford, Montague Brissard, Cleveland B. Chase, Paul Ferval, Michael Gallister, Allan Hawkwood, Gordon Keyne, M. Lassez, George Souli de Mourant, Lucian Pemjean, Margaret Love Sangerson, Charles George Souli, Gordon Stuart, Elliot Whitney, John Wycliffe. Added to this was his work as a journalist for the Boston Globe and his poetry and it becomes clear that whilst his recognition is limited he is much more deserving of a wider audience. Bedford-Jones died at the age of 62 on May 6th, 1949 in Beverly Hills, California.