Eleanor Gates (1875-1951) was born in Shakopee, Minnesota. She attended both the University of California and Stanford University. Her first husband was Richard Walton Tully and later she married Frederick Ferdinand Moore. Her works, both novels and plays, include: The Biography of a Prairie Girl (1902), The Plow Woman (1907), Good Night (1907), Cupid: The Cow Punch (1907), The Poor Little Rich Girl (1912), "Swat the fly! ": A One-Act Fantasy (1915), Apron Strings (1917), Piggie (1919) and The Rich Little Poor Boy (1922).