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07-08-2015, 06:11 AM
Victor Appleton is the pseudonym for Howard Garis, affectionately know as "Uncle Wiggly" (after his top-hat wearing rabbit character of same name). Garis met his wife Lilian (nee McNamara) at the Newark Evening News where they were both journalists. The pair ended up writing hundreds of books for the Stratemeyer Syndicate and became a major force behind the publisher, with countless series in the juvenile fiction genre including Tom Swift, Dick Hamilton, Bobbsey Twins, and The Moving Picture Boys. The Garis's often worked 6 days a week and were married for over 50 years. Wow! They remind me of the poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning who also seemed to live long and happy lives together, doing what they did best. Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley were also a literary couple. Do you know of any other husband/wife teams who shared the same love/pursuit of writing?