Samuel R. Crockett
Samuel Rutherford Crockett was born in 1859, on the family farm in Kirkcudbrightshire. In1893 a collection of his work (set in Galloway) was published as The Stickit Minister and Other Common Men. This was followed by The Raiders, The Lilac Sun-bonnet; Mad Sir Uchtred and The Play Actress (all 1894). Over the next 18 years he produced seven books for children, three further collections of stories and another 43 popular novels. He died in 1914.