Guide to the Papers of "John Fischer"
The writings of "John Fischer," pseudonym, represent a collaboration between Ruel E. Fischmann and Joanne Fluke (husband and wife).
Ms. Fluke was born ca. 1943, daughter of Cliff and Esther Gibson; grew up in Swanville (Morrison County, Minnesota); graduated from Swanville High School in 1960; attended St. Cloud State College; graduated from California State University at San Bernardino; taught grade school in Minnesota and in Michigan. She has one son, John Fluke.
Ms. Fluke has published several novels under her own name, including "Vengeance is Mine", in 1986.
Mr. Fischmann received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He taught in the Philosophy Department at St. Cloud State University from 1968-1984. He left St. Cloud to pursue a career as a television writer. His credits include the program "Crazy Like a Fox."
Accessions: 12 March 1987 BOX 1 HIGH STAKES Folder 1 Guide to the Papers of "John Fischer." 2 Author's notes. Undated, holographic. 3 Outline. Includes the draft of a letter to "Pam" [Dorman?] dated 25 April 1985. 4-6 "Rough draft." Some chapters dated [6 June 1985 - 30 July 1985], some undated. Typescript with holographic corrections. 7-10 1st draft. Typescript with holographic corrections. Undated. 11-14 2nd draft. Typescript. Cover sheet reads "'High Stakes', by John Fischer. Jane Retrosen Agency ... " Undated. BOX 2 HIGH STAKES (Continued) Folder 1 Editor's notes. 2 Inserts. Typescript with holographic corrections which are reflected in the following manuscript. Undated. 3-7 Final draft. Photocopy of typescript with inserts. Cover letter to "Pam" [Dorman?] from Joanne Fluke dated 3 Nov. 1985. 8 Galleys, 3 Feb. 1986. 9 High Stakes, Pocket Books, 1986. 2 copies. 10 Miscellany. One letter from "Andrea" [Cirillo?], undated, and one article about the "Harold Robbins Presents" series from Pocket Books, 5 July 1985. BOX 3 STATION BREAK Folder 1 Outlines and correspondence. Includes two letters to Pamela Dorman, Pocket Books: 1 undated; 1 dated 3 March 1986. 2-5 Initial draft. Typescript with holographic corrections. Undated. 6-8 "1st draft." Typescript. Includes a note reading "1st draft submitted Pocket Books 1/3/87."