Alice Duer Miller was born on July 28, 1874, in Staten Island, New York. In 1895, she attended Barnard College. Her work was influential to women’s suffrage, and her satirical poetry collection Are Women People? (1915) became a slogan for the movement. Her verse novel, The White Cliffs (1940), was considered influential to U.S. entry into World War II, and was made into the film The White Cliffs of Dover in 1944. She was the author of numerous screenplays, poetry, and novels, including Forsaking All Others (Simon and Schuster, 1933), Women Are People! (New York Tribune, 1917), and Come Out of the Kitchen (The Century Co, 1916). She died August 22, 1942, in New York City.