Cornelia Lynde Meigs was born in Rock Island, Illinois in 1885. She
graduated from Pennsylvania's Bryn Mawr College in 1907, then returned to
her home in Keokuk, Iowa to teach. She later spent eighteen years at
St. Katherine's school in Davenport, Iowa. While she was teaching, she
wrote a collection of faerie tales, called The Kingdom of the Winding
Road, which was published in 1915. Cornelia Meigs is best known as the
author of Invincible Louisa, a biography of Louisa May Alcott. She
died in 1973.