Captain Quincy Allen is a pseudonym listed as the author of the Outdoor Chums series, including The Outdoor Chums on the Gulf, The Outdoor Chums After Big Game, and The Outdoor Chums: The First Tour of the Rod, Gun and Camera Club. The pseudonym was one of many used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a publishing group started by Edward Stratemeyer in 1906. Stratemeyer assembled a group of authors who were paid a flat fee per book and who remained anonymous. A different pseudonym was chosen for each book series. The Stratemeyer Syndicate published several successful series for children, including The Rover Boys, starting in 1899, The Bobbsey Twins, starting in 1904, Tom Swift, starting in 1910,The Hardy Boys, starting in 1927, and Nancy Drew, starting in 1930.
From the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, founded by Edward Stratemeyer, published several different book series for young readers, including The Bobbsey Twins, Outdoor Chums, Kneetime Animal Stories, The Rover Boys, and Tom Swift. The Syndicate was the first book packager of books written for children. Each series was written by a number of different authors under a single pseudonym. The Syndicate hired the authors and gave them guidelines for the characters and plots for each series.
The Outdoor Chums on the Gulf follows the story of Jerry, Will, Frank, and Bluff and their adventures.
The Outdoor Girls in Florida (1913)
The Outdoor Girls in Florida is a story of adventure following a group of girls (Amy, Mollie, Betty, and Grace) on a journey to help their friend Will.
The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms or Lost in the Wilds of Florida is a story of adventure following the DeVere girls on a journey through the Florida Swamps while filming a movie.
Squinty, the Comical Pig (1915)
The readers find out the origin of Squinty’s name. Squinty and his brothers and sisters grow up. Squinty wants to see the world and have some adventures, so he escapes. However, he’s caught by the dog.
Curly and Floppy Twistytail is about the adventures of the two Twistytail pig brothers.