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Frank Owen (author)

Frank Owen is a United States author, novelist and anthologist. He wrote 10 novels in the 1930s under the pseudonym Roswell Williams, a name which is sometimes erroneously listed as his real name.[1] Owen is best known for his oriental fantasy short stories,[1] many of which appeared in the magazine Weird Tales.[2] Owen also co-wrote several children's collections with his wife, Ethel Owen.[1]

Frank Owen
Born 1893
Died (1968-10-13)October 13, 1968
Pen name Roswell Williams
Occupation author, novelist, anthologist
Nationality United States
Owen's "Singapore Nights" was the cover story on the debut issue of Oriental Stories in 1930
Owen's "Quest of a Noble Tiger" was the cover story in the January 1943 Weird Tales



Novels and collectionsEdit

  • Coat Tales from the Pockets of the Happy Giant (with Ethel Owen, collection, 1927)
  • The Dream Hills of Happy Country (with Ethel Owen, collection, 1928)
  • House Mother (1929)
  • Pale Pink Porcelain (1929)
  • The Wind that Tramps the World (1929)
  • The Purple Sea (collection, 1930)
  • Windblown Stories (with Ethel Owen, collection, 1930)
  • Della Wu, Chinese Courtesan (collection, 1931)
  • Rare Earth (1931)
  • The Blue Highway (with Ethel Owen, collection, 1932)
  • "Vagabond Lady" (as Roswell Williams, 1934)
  • Madonna of the Damned (as Roswell Williams, 1935)
  • Lovers of La Fab (as Roswell Williams, 1935)

"Dark Destiny"(as Roswell Williams, 1936)


  • Murder for Millions (1946)
  • Fireside Mystery Book (1947)
  • Teen-age Mystery Stories (1948)


  1. ^ a b c Clute, John; John Grant (1997). The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 739. ISBN 0-88184-708-9.
  2. ^ Jaffery, Sheldon; Fred Cook (1985). The Collectors Index to Weird Tales. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press. p. 109. ISBN 0-87972-284-3.


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