Susan Eloise (S. E.) Hinton, born July 22, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is best known for her books about young adults set in Oklahoma. At least three of her novels "The Outsiders" "Rumble Fish"and "That Was Then, This Is Now" have been made into movies, starring Hollywood's A-List actors.
"The Outsiders" was required reading when I was in 7th grade and went on to read "Rumble Fish" and "That Was Then, This is Now". All very good books!
She was inducted into the Oklahoma Writers' Hall of Fame in 1998.