(1891- ? )
John Samuel Gotshall was a popular short story writer. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1891, the son of Samuel and Winifred (Lane) Gotshall. In 1913 he was a law partner with his father in Mount Vernon.
Soon after, John became involved with journalism activities throughout Ohio and other states.
In 1923 he married Carol Magennis of Texas. In 1930 he was managing editor of the Ashtabula (Ohio) Star-Beacon.
Gotshall"s short stories and novelettes were published in various periodicals:
"The Curse of the House of Dudley,"
Detective Story Magazine, February 5, 1916
"Ham and Eggers," Short Stories, 1922
"Stone of Power," Popular Magazine, April 7, 1925
"Skipper O'Toole," Short Stories, Aug. 25, 1925
"Ring Gods," Short Stories, Sept. 25, 1928