Lucy Maud Montgomery(November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.

✦ Her life on Prince Edward Island inspired the story Anne Of Green Gables.

✦ She kept her writing a secret from her family.

✦ She worked for the local post office before making it big.