Gene Stratton Porter
Birth: August 17, 1863
Death: December 6, 1924
I’ve posted about her: http://austenitis.blogspot.com/search/label/Gene%20Stratton%20Porter
It’s her 149th birthday!
You know her because – she wrote Girl of the Limberlost (which I’ve read) and Freckles (which I haven’t). Her real name was Geneva Grace Stratton.