(1875 - 1957)
Will Grefé was born in Des Moines, Iowa. At age 15, he worked for an engraving company. When he was 17, he went to New York to study at the Art Student’s League. Later, he studied at the academy in Munich.
He did cover illustrations for prominent magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping.
The Little Nugget (1914)
The Little Nugget is Ogden Ford, object of kidnappers employed by his mother, who is divorced from his father, who has also employed kidnappers to keep him away from his mother’s bad influence and then there is White, the school butler who is a self-employed kidnapper, in it only for the money. Read online at Hathitrust.
The Prince and Betty (1912)
Betty Silver is attracted to John Maude, but when her stepfather orders her to marry him she runs away to New York and gets a job on a crusading newspaper. John follows her and the course of true love does not run smooth. This original edition includes material not in the British edition, which was later incorporated into Psmith Journalist. Read online at Archive.org. Or at Hathitrust.