Thelma Strabel

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Crown Point, Indiana, USA
American novelist, several of whose stories became motion pictures. The daughter of a grocer, Strabel was born in Crown Point, Indiana, though she at times claimed her mother's birthplace of Pennsylvania as her own. She grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and sold her first story at 10 to a Pittsburgh newspaper. After college, she worked as a fashion reporter and a fashion advertising copywriter before taking up fiction writing during an extended illness. Her first novel, "Smart Woman," was published in 1933. She sold a story, "You Can't Escape Forever," to Warner Bros. Read more...