About the author
John Calvin Starr (b.1892) worked in banking, fruit growing and property development, and started his writing career with two books on business. They were both a success, and coincided with a long convalescence after illness. Whether it was the illness or the success of his books, he became obsessed with the idea of earning his living through his writing. As far as I can see, Black Dinah is the only book he wrote under the name John Calvin Starr.
Links and sources
Dustjacket of Black Dinah
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Bibliography (horse books only)
Caxton Printers Ltd, Idaho, 1949, illus L LD Cram
Black Dinah is a coal-black mare living in the Bayou country in Florida. She and her young
owner share each other’s joys and sorrows, and when they’re older, she shows her loyalty to him.