Demographically, Sarah E. Chester (who also wrote as Sallie Chester) shares several traits with other women who created girls' series. A minister's daughter, she lived in the Northeastern United States and had several family members who also wrote for publication. Like several of her counterparts with close associations to the clergy, she worked primarily with religious presses. And, like many married series authors, she found the shape of her life affected by her husband's actions and decisions – in her case, quite drastically. Although her fiction has distinctly religious elements, a number of Chester's stories are more notable for the apparent struggles with gender expectations or for the overtones suggesting internal turmoil in relation to duty and desire.
Johnson, D. (2020). Talent, Tensions, and Tragedy: The life and writings of Sarah E. Chester Logie. , 1-23. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/eng_facpub/68