George F. Worts (1890-1967) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and by his mid-teens started working as a ship’s hand on the Great Lakes. Possessing an aptitude for things mechanical, he later learned the operation of wireless and spend several years as a certified Marconi operator on both the Great Lakes and the Pacific prior to embarking on a path of full-time editing and writing.
Several of his works were produced as films, including The Phantom President (1932) and Madness of Youth (1923), an adaptation of “Red Darkness”.
He spent his final years in Hawaii, sharing the sunlight and ocean breezes with his grandchildren.
Black Dog Books has published four titles of adventure fiction by Worts:
- Peter the Brazen (series: Peter the Brazen)
- The Golden Cat (series: Peter the Brazen)
- South of Sulu (series: Singapore Sammy)
- The Python Pit (series: Singapore Sammy)