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Born in upstate New York, Meaker moved to New York City in 1949 to make a career as a writer. In the 1950s and 1960s, she authored a number of very successful lesbian “pulp novels,” such as Spring Fire and The Evil Friendship, under the pseudonym of Vin Packer. She also wrote, under the pseudonym of Ann Aldrich, non-fiction accounts of lesbian life, such as We Walk Alone and We, Too, Must Love, which were among the earliest books of their kind. In 2003 she published a memoir, Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s.