Harriet Putnam Hill Nowell is one of several authors who fall into two of the general categories for this study – wives of ministers and women responsible for only one series. Like other ministers' spouses, she wrote to supplement the family income and submitted some of her work to denominational publishers; unlike her counterparts, she had a husband who left the ministry after less than a decade, though that did not deter her from sending stories to religious periodicals. Like several of the other women with only one series, she found a publisher in Lee & Shepard during the firm's brief push to increase its lists by trying unknown (and unproven) authors.
Johnson, D. (2019). Writing "under the most trying circumstances": The life and interrupted career of Harriet Putnam Hill Nowell (May Mannering, Harriet Putnam). , 1-26. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/eng_facpub/67