HERNDON, Ernest. American, b. 1955. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Travel/Exploration, Essays. Career: Enterprise-Journal, McComb, MS, reporter, 1979-; freelance writer. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: The Secret of Lizard Island, 1994; Double-Crossed in Gator Country, 1994; Night of the Jungle Cat, 1994; Smugglers on Grizzly Mountain, 1994; Sisters of the Wolf, 1996; Trouble at Bamboo Bay, 1996; Death Bird of Paradise, 1997; Little People of the Lost Coast, 1997. OTHER: In the Hearts of Wild Men, 1987; (with T. Seabourne) Self-Defense: A Body-Mind Approach (textbook), 1987; Morning Morning True: A Novel of Intrigue in New Guinea, 1988; Island Quarry: A Novel of Suspense, 1990; Backwater Blues: A Novel of Faith and Fury, 1991; Canoeing Mississippi, 2001; Canoeing Louisiana, 2003; Nature Trails and Gospel Tales, 2004. Contributor to anthologies and periodicals. Address: c/o Enterprise-Journal, PO Box 2009, McComb, MS 39649, U.S.A.