Isabella Macdonald Alden (1841-1930) was an American author, who wrote under the pseudonym of Pansy. Alden was born in Rochester, New York. In addition to much fiction for older readers, her works include the Pansy Books. She edited the young folks' journal Pansy from 1873 until 1896, and was at various times on the editorial staff of the Christian Endeavor World and other religious magazines, Japanese as well as American. She wrote The Prince of Peace, A Life of Christ, (revised, 1908); Unto the End (1902); Her Own Way (1912); A Long Way Home (1912); and A King's Daughter (1913). Her works were translated into many foreign languages. Alden died in Palo Alto, California, aged 88.