Kathleen Norris

Kathleen Norris

Kathleen Thompson Norris was an American novelist and journalist. She was born on December 7, 1880 in San Francisco, California. She grew up in a wealthy and influential family and attended the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating, she worked as a journalist for various newspapers and magazines, including the San Francisco Examiner and the New York World.

Norris began writing fiction in her spare time, and her first novel, The Foolish Virgin, was published in 1907. She went on to write over 70 novels, many of which were bestsellers. She was known for her romance novels, as well as her social commentary and her depiction of the struggles and joys of everyday life. Norris was a prolific and popular writer, and her books were translated into several languages.

Norris was also involved in various charitable and civic organizations. She was a founding member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and she served on the board of the American Red Cross. She was also an advocate for women's rights and was a member of the National Women's Party.

She was the highest paid female writer of her time. Many of her novels are set in the San Francisco area and detail the lifestyle of the upper-class

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