|aContemp. auth., new revision ser., v. 6|b(Dern, Erolie Pearl Gaddis, 1895-1966; maiden name: Erolie Pearl Gaddis; b. 3-5-1895; m. John Sherman Dern, 3-13-31; d. 6-14-66; wrote under the names Peggy Gaddis and Peggy Dern and under the pseudonyms: Roberta Courtland, Georgia Craig, Gail Jordan, Carolina Lee, Perry Lindsay, and Joan Sherman). According to Contemporary Authors, her early career revolved around the entertainment business. She had small roles in two short films and is credited as a writer on five films made during the 1920s. She edited trade journals and fan magazines, and wrote prolifically for the romance pulp magazines. For 30 years she wrote traditional romance novels, and also produced "nurse novels" for about the last 10 years. Her novels have been reprinted, some of them several times, under an array of titles and bylines.