Carolyn Sherwin Bailey was born in Hoosick Falls, New York and
spent her childhood in the little Hudson River town of Lansingburg.
She studied at Teachers College, Columbia University and the New
York School of Social Work and began writing afterward (an activity
which eventually produced thirty-five books).
The author and her husband, Dr. Eben C. Hill, lived for many years
on Hill Farm, in Temple, New Hampshire, whose antiques and apple
orchard inspired the Newbery Medal-winning book Miss