Author Index

Click on the author name below for information about a US historic literary place or places connected to the life of the writer.

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Abraham Lincoln in Illinois*

Adelaide Fries in North Carolina

Alcee Fortier in Louisiana*

Aldous Huxley in California*

Alex Haley in Tennessee*

Alice Ruth Dunbar Moore-Nelson in Delaware

Alice Walker in Georgia*

Allen Ginsburg in Louisiana

Alma Smith Jacobs in Montana*

Ambrose Bierce in California

Ambrose Bierce in Indiana

Andy Griffith in North Carolina*

Angelina Grimke and Sarah Grimke in South Carolina*

Angie Debo in Oklahoma

Ann Lane Petry in Connecticut*

Anne Rice in Louisiana

Archibald Rutledge in South Carolina*

Arna Bontemps in California*

Arna Bontemps in Louisiana*

August Wilson in Minnesota*


Barack Obama in Hawaii*

Barry Lopez in Alaska

Barry Lopez in Texas

Benjamin Franklin in Pennsylvania

Bernice Pauahi Bishop in Hawaii

Bess Streeter Aldrich in Nebraska*

Beverly Cleary in Oregon

Bil Keane in Arizona

Bill Clinton in Arkansas*

Bill Cody in Nebraska*

Bill Cody in Wyoming*

Bill Martin, Jr. in Texas

Bill Peet in Indiana

Billy Graham in North Carolina*

Black Elk in Nebraska

Bobby William Austin in Tennessee

Booker T. Washington in Virginia*

Booker T. Washington in West Virginia*


Carl Sandburg in Illinois*

Carl Sandburg in Iowa

Carl Sandburg in Louisiana

Carl Sandburg in North Carolina*

Carl Sandburg in Wisconsin

Carol Ryrie Brink in Idaho*

Carson McCullers in Georgia*

Charles Chesnutt in North Carolina*

Charles Dickens in Pennsylvania

Charles M. Schulz in California*

Charles M. Schulz in Minnesota*

Charles Marion Russell in Montana*

Charles H. Wesley in Tennessee

Charles Willeford in Florida

Charlie May Simon in Arkansas

Claude McKay in New York*

Clive Cussler in Colorado*

Coretta Scott King in Alabama*


Dashiell Hammett in California*

David Fairchild in Florida*

David Levering Lewis in Tennessee

David Macaulay in Rhode Island

D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico*

Dori Sanders in South Carolina*

Dorothy Parker in California*

Dudley Randall in Michigan


Earl Hamner in Virginia*

Edgar Allan Poe in Maryland*

Edgar Allan Poe in New York*

Edgar Allan Poe in Pennsylvania*

Edgar Allan Poe in South Carolina

Edgar Allan Poe in Virginia*

Edgar Rice Burroughs in California

Edgar Rice Burroughs in Idaho

Edgar Rice Burroughs in Michigan*

Edith Wharton in Massachusetts*

Edna St. Vincent Millay in Louisiana

Edna St. Vincent Millay in Maine*

Edward Abbey in Utah

Edward Beecher in Illinois*

e.e. cummings in Iowa*

Elaine L. Konigsburg in New York

Ella Mae Johnson in Tennessee

Ellen G. White in Michigan*

Elmore Leonard in South Carolina

Emily Dickinson in Massachusetts*

Emma Lazarus in New York

Eric Carle in Massachusetts*

Eric Sevareid in North Dakota*

Ernest Hemingway in Florida*

Ernest Hemingway in Idaho*

Ernest Hemingway in Illinois*

Ernest Hemingway in Louisiana

Ernest Hemingway in Michigan*

Ernest Hemingway in South Carolina

Ernest J. Gaines in Louisiana*

Ernie Pyle in New Mexico*

Erskine Caldwell in Georgia*

Eudora Welty in Mississippi*

Eugene Field in Missouri*

Eugene O’Neill in California*

Eugene O’Neill in Connecticut*

Ezra Meeker in Washington*

Ezra Pound in Idaho*


F. Scott Fitzgerald in Alabama*

F. Scott Fitzgerald in California*

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Kentucky*

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota*

F. Scott Fitzgerald in New Jersey*

F. Scott Fitzgerald in New York

F. Scott Fitzgerald in North Carolina*

Flannery O’Connor (Andalusia Farm) in Georgia*

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home in Georgia*

Flannery O’Connor in Iowa*

Floyd Schmoe in Washington

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper in Pennsylvania

Frances Hodgson Burnett in California

Frances Parkinson Keyes in Louisiana*

Frank Herbert in Washington

Frank Yerby in Tennessee

Fred Rogers in Pennsylvania*

Frederic Remington in New York*

Frederick Douglass in DC*

Frederick G. Ruffner, Jr. in Florida


Gene Stratton-Porter in Indiana*

George L. Brown in Colorado*

George T. Harper in Alaska

George Merrick in Florida*

George Washington Cable in Louisiana*

Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico*

Gerald Early in Missouri

Gertrude Stein in California

Golda Meir in Colorado*

Gordon Parks in Kansas (pending)

Gray Barker in West Virginia

Gwendolyn Brooks in Illinois*


Harper Lee in Alabama*

Harriet Beecher Stowe in Connecticut*

Harriet Beecher Stowe in Maine*

Harriet Beecher Stowe in Ohio*

Harriet E. Adams Wilson in New Hampshire

Harry Ransom in Texas

Harry Reid in Nevada

Harvey Pekar in Ohio*

Hearst Castle in California*

Helen Keller in Alabama*

Henry David Thoreau in Massachusetts*

Henry David Thoreau in Michigan

Henry Miller in Louisiana

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Maine*

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Massachusetts*

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Michigan

Henry Ward Beecher in New York*

Herman Melville in Massachusetts*

H.L. Mencken in Maryland

Homer Hickam in West Virginia*

Horton Foote in Texas

Hosea Easton in Rhode Island

Howard Pyle in Delaware

Howard Thurman in Florida*


Ida B. Wells in Tennessee

Ina Coolbrith in California

Isaac Asimov in West Virginia


Jack Kerouac in California*

Jack Kerouac in Florida*

Jack Kerouac in Louisiana

Jack Kerouac in Massachusetts*

Jack London in Alaska*

Jack London in Central California*

Jack London in Northern California*

Jack Schaefer in Wyoming

James Baldwin in Connecticut

James Fenimore Cooper in New Jersey*

James Weldon Johnson in Tennessee

James Whitcomb Riley in Indiana*

James Madison in Virginia*

James Merrill in Connecticut*

James Michener in Colorado

James Michener in New York

James Michener in Pennsylvania

James Michener in Texas

James Willard Schultz in Arizona*

James Willard Schultz in Montana*

James Still, MD, in New Jersey*

James Thurber in Ohio*

Janette Sebring Lowrey in Texas

Jesse Stuart in Kentucky*

Jimmy Carter in Georgia*

J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling in Florida*

Joel Chandler Harris in Georgia*

John Adams in Massachusetts*

John James Audubon in Florida*

John James Audubon in Kentucky*

John James Audubon in Texas

John Russell Bartlett

John Brewer in Texas

John Y. Cole in DC*

John Denver in Colorado

John Hope Franklin in North Carolina*

John Hope Franklin in Tennessee

John F. Kennedy in Massachusetts*

John Graves in Texas

John Howard Griffin in Texas

John Grisham in Louisiana

John Grisham in Mississippi*

John Irving in Iowa*

John Lewis in Tennessee

John Muir in Alaska*

John Muir in California*

John Muir in Wisconsin*

John Neihardt in Nebraska*

John Ridley IV in Wisconsin

John Steinbeck in California*

John Updike in Pennsylvania*

John Edgar Wideman in Iowa

John Edgar Wideman, Wyoming

John Gould Fletcher in Arkansas*

Joseph Conrad in Pennsylvania

Joseph Downs in Delaware

Josiah Henson in Maryland

J.R.R. Tolkien in Wisconsin

Julia Child in DC

Juliette Gordon Low in Georgia*

Julius Lester in Tennessee


Kate DiCamillo in Minnesota

Katherine Anne Porter in Texas*

Katherine Johnson in West Virginia

Kay Thompson in New York

Kurt Vonnegut in Indiana

Kurt Vonnegut in Iowa


L. Frank Baum in California*

L. Frank Baum in DC

L. Frank Baum in Kansas

Langston Hughes in Illinois

Langston Hughes in Kansas*

Langston Hughes in Ohio*

Larry McMurtry in Texas*

Laura Ingalls Wilder in Iowa*

Laura Ingalls Wilder in Kansas*

Laura Ingalls Wilder in Minnesota*

Laura Ingalls Wilder in Missouri*

Laura Ingalls Wilder in South Dakota*

Laura Ingalls Wilder in Wisconsin*

Lawrence Dunbar Reddick in Tennessee

Lemuel Haynes in Vermont

Lew Wallace in New Mexico*

Lewis Carroll in California

Lewis Carroll in Pennsylvania

Lloyd Alexander in Utah

Lois Lenski in Ohio

Loren Eiseley in Nebraska

Louie Zamperini in California*

Louis Bromfield in Ohio*

Louis L’Amour in Colorado*

Louis L’Amour in North Dakota*

Louisa May Alcott in Massachusetts*

Louise Erdrich in Minnesota*

Louise Erdrich in North Dakota*


Mabel Smythe-Haith in Tennessee*

MacKinlay Kantor in Florida*

Malcolm X in Nebraska

Margaret Lothrop in Massachusetts*

Margaret Mitchell in Georgia*

Margaret Sidney in Massachusetts*

Margaret Truman in DC*

Margaret Walker Alexander in Mississippi*

Margaret Walker Alexander in Iowa

Marguerite Henry in Virginia*

Marguerite Henry in Wisconsin

Mari Evans in Indiana

Mari Sandoz in Nebraska*

Maria von Trapp in Vermont*

Marianne Moore in Pennsylvania*

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in Florida*

Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Florida*

Mark Twain in Connecticut*

Mark Twain in Michigan*

Mark Twain in Missouri*

Mark Twain in Nevada*

Martha Harding in Massachusetts*

Martha Munzer in Florida*

Martin Luther King, Jr. in Alabama*

Martin Luther King, Jr. in Georgia*

Martin Luther King, Jr. in Tennessee

Mary Frances Berry in Tennessee

Mary O’Hara in Wyoming*

Matt Christopher in South Carolina

Maud Hart Lovelace in Minnesota*

Max Brand in California*

Max Lucado in Texas*

Maya Angelou in Arkansas*

Meindert DeJong in Michigan*

Melvin B. Tolson in Tennessee

Michael Shiner in DC

Miguel de Cervantes in Pennsylvania

Miles Vandarhurst Lynk in Tennessee


Nathaniel Hawthorne in Massachusetts*

Neil Simon in Colorado*

Nella Larsen in Tennessee

Nikki Finney in Kentucky

Nikki Giovanni in Tennessee

Noah Webster in Connecticut*

Norman Rockwell in Massachusetts*

Norvel Blair in South Dakota


O. Henry in North Carolina*

O. Henry in Texas*

Ogden Nash in Maryland*

Ole Rolvaag in South Dakota*

Oprah Winfrey in Tennessee

Oscar Anderson in Alaska*

Owen Wister in Wyoming*


Pat Conroy in South Carolina*

Paul Laurence Dunbar in Ohio*

Paul Goble in South Dakota*

Pearl S. Buck in Pennsylvania*

Pearl S. Buck in West Virginia*

Phyllis Wheatley in Pennsylvania

Poore Family in New Hampshire*


Queen Liliuokalani in Hawaii*


Rachel Carson in Maryland*

Rachel Carson in Pennsylvania*

Ralph Ellison in Oklahoma*

Ralph Waldo Emerson in Massachusetts*

Ralph Middleton Munroe in Florida*

Ray Bradbury in California

Ray Bradbury in Illinois

Ray Bradbury in Indiana

Raymond Carver in Iowa*

Raymond Chandler in California*

Richard Allen in Pennsylvania

Richard Hugo in Montana*

Richard Hugo in Washington

Rita Dove in Arizona*

Rita Dove in Iowa

Robert Frost in Florida*

Robert Frost in Iowa

Robert Frost in New Hampshire*

Robert Frost in Vermont*

Robert McCloskey in Massachusetts*

Robert McCloskey in Ohio*

Robert Schuller in California*

Robert W. Service in Alaska*

Robert Louis Stevenson in California*

Robert Penn Warren in Iowa

Robert Penn Warren in Kentucky*

Robinson Jeffers in California*

Ron Stallworth in Colorado

Rose Cecil O’Neill in Missouri*

Rudolfo Anaya in New Mexico

Rudyard Kipling in Vermont*

Rutherford B.H. Yates in Texas*


Sarah Orne Jewett in Maine*

Scott O’Dell in California

S.E. Hinton in Oklahoma

Septima Poinsette Clark in Tennessee*

Sequoyah in Tennessee*

Sequoyah in Oklahoma*

Shelby Foote in Mississippi*

Sinclair Lewis in Minnesota*

Sojourner Truth in Michigan*

Stephen Ambrose in Louisiana

Stephen Crane in Florida*

Stephen Crane in New Jersey*

Stephen King in Maine*

Steve Alten in Delaware*

Susie Sumner Revels Cayton in Washington


T. Thomas Fortune in New Jersey*

Tasha Tudor in Vermont*

Tennessee Williams in Florida*

Tennessee Williams in Iowa

Tennessee Williams in Louisiana*

Tennessee Williams in Mississippi*

Tennessee Williams in New York*

Terry McMillan in Wyoming

Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) in California*

Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) in Massachusetts*

Theodore Dreiser in Indiana*

Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota*

Thomas Bailey Aldrich in New Hampshire*

Thomas Detter in Nevada

Thomas Jefferson in Virginia*

Thomas Merton in Kentucky

Thomas Wolfe in North Carolina*

Thornton Wilder in New Mexico*

Thornton Wilder in Wisconsin

Truman Capote in Alabama

Truman Capote in Louisiana

T.S. Eliot in California*


Upton Sinclair in Texas


Waldemar Ager in Wisconsin*

Walker Percy in Mississippi*

Wallace Stegner in Iowa

Wallace Stegner in Utah

Wallace Stevens in Connecticut*

Wallace Stevens in Pennsylvania

Wallace Thurman in Utah

Walt Whitman in New Jersey*

Walter Farley in Florida*

Wanda Ga’g in Minnesota*

Washington Irving in New York*

W.E.B. DuBois in Massachusetts*

W.E.B. DuBois in Tennessee

Will James in Nevada*

Will Rogers in California*

Will Rogers in Oklahoma*

Willa Cather in Nebraska*

Willa Cather in New Hampshire

Willa Cather in New Mexico*

William Bradford in Massachusetts*

William Bradford Huie in Alabama

William Clark and Meriwether Lewis in Oregon*

William Cullen Bryant in Massachusetts*

William Edward Deming in Wyoming

William Faulkner in California*

William Faulkner in Louisiana*

William Faulkner in Mississippi*

William Randolph Hearst in California*

William Inge in Kansas*

William James in Massachusetts*

William Lutz in Nevada*

William S. Burroughs in Louisiana

William Saroyan in California

William Stafford in Oregon*

Willie Morris in Mississippi*

Wilson Rawls in Idaho*

Witter Bynner in New Mexico*

W.P. Kinsella in Iowa*

Wright Morris in Nebraska*


Zane Grey in Arizona*

Zane Grey in Ohio*

Zane Grey in Pennsylvania*

Zora Neale Hurston in Florida*

Zora Neale Hurston in Illinois*