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== Roy J. Snell ==

Roy J. Snell is a real puzzle. The Goodreads bio is very detailed, but no one can find any information about him anywhere. Maile66 scoured the web, and the reference staff at my local library checked their bio databases and NovelList, both children's and general. He has an entry at sf-encyclopedia.com but it doesn't give anywhere near the level of info of the goodreads bio. I tried to figure out who wrote the goodreads bio, but I think I have to be a "librarian" on there to see that, and I'm not. One of the article's sources lists three sources of its own here but my library doesn't have them and they aren't available for interlibrary loan, either. I'm stumped. There has to be info out there, unless the goodreads bio was written by a family member or something. Can anyone help? --valereee (talk) 15:29, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

--valereee (talk) 15:29, 23 July 2019 (UTC) nm, I think I belong at ref desk --valereee (talk) 15:35, 23 July 2019 (UTC)