Kathleen Norris (1880 - 1966) was an American novelist, and wife of fellow writer, Charles Norris. She wrote many popular romance novels that were sentimental and honest in their prose. Norris was the highest paid female writer of her time, and many of her novels are held in high regard today. Many of her novels were set in California, particularly the San Francisco area. They feature detailed descriptions of the "upper class", their homes, clothes and ways.