RAUCHER, Herman. American, b. 1928. Genres: Novels, Plays/ Screenplays. Career: Advising dir., writer, and consultant. Publications: NOVELS: Watermelon Man, 1970; Summer of '42, 1971; A Glimpse of Tiger, 1973; Ode to Billy Joe, 1975; There Should Have Been Castles, 1978; Maynard's House, 1980. SCREENPLAYS: Sweet November, 1968; Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness, 1969; Watermelon Man, 1970; Summer of '42, 1972; Class of '44, 1973; Ode to Billy Joe, 1976; The Other Side of Midnight, 1977. PLAYS: Red Lights and Dragons, 1995; Kitty Hawk (musical), 2000.