Grace Richmond was a 20th century American writer most noted for her Red Pepper Bums series of novels. Grace was born in 1866 and was the daughter of a Baptist minister. She began writing short stories published in women's magazines and later wrote 27 novels. Her characters are known for being compassionate and having strong wills. Strawberry Acres begins. "The four Lanes--Max, Sally, Alec and Robert--climbed the five flights of stairs to their small flat with the agility of youth and the impetus of high but subdued excitement. Uncle Timothy Rudd, following more slowly, reached the outer door of the little suite of rooms in time to hear what seemed to be the first outburst."