Mary-Helen and Daniel Fox

Mary-Helen Foxx grew up during the space race at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where her father worked in security. She met and married Dan while attending college in his hometown in South Carolina. After her graduation with a degree in History and Education they moved to Utah where Dan earned his BA and MA in History from BYU. He taught at East Carolina University until 1973 when they moved to Arizona, where he has taught at Glendale Community College and Ottawa University in Phoenix, as well as in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. 

Mary-Helen has published six genealogies on Southern families and was an editor of the Georgia Genealogical Magazine. Dan’s other books include I Only Laugh When It Hurts and Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigma which won the Arizona Book Award for biography in 2007 and was a finalist in the Benjamin Franklin National Book Awards, 2007.


Charlie’s Girl is their first book together. In spite of what you may have heard about collaborations, theirs was not marred by territorial battles and egotistical spats. It has brought them closer and has them plotting a sequel or two, for now that their characters have been brought to life, they want to know the rest of the story.


Now retired, Mary-Helen and Dan enjoy time with their four sons and their families, including twelve grandchildren. Mary-Helen loves jigsaw puzzles and chronicling their family in counted cross-stitch.

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Books Published with Cedar Fort: Charlie’s Girl


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