Mabel Louise Fuller, born in Bangor, Maine, graduated from a Catholic convent school and wrote her first novel, At the Queen’s Mercy, at age 19. It was published in 1897. By then, she had married Edward E. Blodgett, an attorney. The couple moved to Brookline, Massachusetts and had a son. Mrs. Blodgett's other works included books for children as well as further fiction, such as The Aspen Shade: A Romance (1889), The Giant's Ruby and Other Fairy Tales (1903), When Christmas Came Too Early (1912)
, The Strange Story of Mr. Dog and Mr. Bear (1915), and The Magic Slippers (1917).
She also published a nonfiction work about her son, who was killed in action in World War I, The Life and Letters of Richard Ashley Blodgett, First Lieutenant United States Air Service, in 1919.