Dorothy Keeley Aldis was born in Chicago on March 13, 1896. Her father was the managing editor of the Chicago Tribune and the young Dorothy lived around books and the written word her entire life. She wrote books and poetry for adults and children, but her children’s work is still remembered today. Her poems may be found in books such as All the Year Around (1938), The Boy Who Cared (1956), and Hiding (1920), were extremely popular. She had four children and lived in Lake Forest, Illinois, until she died at age 70 in 1966.