Eleanor Atkinson (1863-1942) was an American author, journalist and teacher. She was born Eleanor Stackhouse, and later married Francis Blake Atkinson, himself also an author. She taught in schools in both Indianapolis and Chicago. She wrote for the Chicago Tribune under the pseudonym Nora Marks during the late 1890s, and later became publisher of the Little Chronicle Publishing Company, Chicago; this published several of her own works, along with other educational books and the Little Chronicle, an illustrated newspaper intended for young children. Whilst she wrote both fiction and non-fiction, the former mostly romances and the latter mostly educational books, she is best known for her 1912 novel Greyfriars Bobby. Her other writings included: Mamzelle Fifine: A Romance of the Girlhood of the Empress Josephine on the Island of Martinique (1903), Boyhood of Lincoln (1908), Story of Chicago and National Development, 1534-1910 (1910), Loyal Love (1912) and Johnny Appleseed: The Romance of the Sower (1915).