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Three women authors who influenced J.M. Northup of Norns Triad Publications are L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables), Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House Books), and Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind).  With an intense love of literature and history, these writers made an undying impact on the young Julie, aiding in her development as a reader and a writer.

These ladies not only wrote historical fiction, but they lived and published almost simultaneously.  Their stories give accurate depictions of the regions they lived as well as the cultures of their time.  Brilliantly written works that are strikingly different views of life in North America during the turn of the 20th century!

Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author
who lived from Nov 30, 1874 until Apr 24, 1942.
Her Anne Shirley books began with Anne of Green Gables (published between 1908 through 1939) and was completed with a prequel Before Green Gables (published in 2008) by Budge Wilson.  It chronicles an orphan’s life in Prince Edward Island in the late 19th century.
Laura Ingalls Wilder was an American author
who lived from Feb 7, 1867 until Feb 10, 1957. 
Her series, the Little House Books (published between 1932 through 1971), reflected life in the mid-west during the time period as the Anne Shirley books.
Margaret Mitchell was an American author
who lived from Nov 8, 1900 until Aug 16, 1949.
Her novel, Gone with the Wind (published 1936), was about the American Civil War.
Again, this is another perspective life during the late 19th century. Each of these amazing women were influenced by the same time period and wrote about the same general era.  However, each story is unique to those who lived in separate regions of North America.  The gift of insight these ladies gave into American & Canadian culture is immeasurable and life-changing.  At least, it was for J.M. Northup, especially when you consider how close they existed alongside one another, only to have such distinctive worlds!

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