Martin, Patricia Miles
http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/degrum/public_html/html/research/findaids/martin,pm.htm [accessed 31 Oct. 2012]: "Patricia Miles Martin was born on November 14, 1899 in Cherokee, Kansas. She attended San Mateo College and the University of Wyoming. In the 1930s she was an elementary school teacher for four years in Denver, Colorado and Armito, Wyoming. During her lifetime, Ms. Martin wrote over 100 stories under her own name, as well as the pseudonyms Miska Miles, Patricia A. Miles, and Jerry Lane...She wrote autobiographies of famous Americans, presidents, and inventors, and fiction stories about different cultures, people and animals. Her inspiration came from the things that happened to her while living on a farm in Kansas and a Navajo reservation. In 1972, she received a Newbery Honor and a Christopher Medal for Annie and the Old One (1971). This book and many others were also named as ALA Notable Books, Junior Literary Books, and were on the Horn Book honor list. Annie and the Old One was adapted to film by Greenhouse Films in 1976."