Born on November 30, 1874 in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery produced a body of work that includes over 25 novels, 8 books of short stories, two books of poetry, and a series of journals. She is best known for her red headed heroin, Anne Shirley (with an "e"), who became a global phenomenon and worked to move PEI into new cultural landscapes as diverse as Japan.
The CBC is currently featuring an indepth multimedia feature
on the life and legacy of L.M. Montgomery. I certainly recommend the feature for anyone who has read Montgomery's novels as it offers some insight into the dark depression that plagued the author throughout her lifetime.