Lucy Maud Montgomery, referred to as Maud by friends, was left in the care of strict grandparents at an early age, soon after the death of her mother. Having no-one to confide in, Maud kept many journals.
She has written many novels, the most well-known being the Anne series. Some other novels written are: Emily Of New Moon Pat Of Silver Bush Jane Of Lantern Hill
Nature feautures highly in Maud's novels. Her favourite wild flower is a June Bell, garden flower a narcissi, or June Lily, and tree a pine.
Maud once confided that her dream was to 'write a book that would live', but promptly declared she could never achieve that. She didn't- she wrote many,many books, that lived, and will never die as long as there are 'kindred spirits' in the world.