Sarah Chauncey Woolsey wrote under the name Susan Coolidge, and was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War after which she started to write. The fictional Carr family in 'What Katy Did' was modelled after the author's own.
Cathy Cassidy has worked as an editor on Jackie magazine, a teacher and an agony aunt. She lives in Scotland with her husband, two young children and various animals.www.cathycassidy.com