Educated at Dearborn Seminary, Liljencrantz graduated in 1893. Suffering from extremely poor health, she was unable to attend college, but did manage to take some courses in literature, her main passion. During her childhood she had produced a number of stories and plays and in 1896, she published her first book, The Scrape That Jack Built. Her Scandinavian background did much to influence her work and she produced a number of novels on the Vikings and Norsemen. She was a member of numerous clubs in the Chicago area including The Little Room and the Chicago Woman's Club. She was also a member of the Lyceum in London. Her works include The Thrall of Leif the Lucky (1902), The Ward of King Canute (1903), The Vinland Champions (1904), Randvar the Songsmith (1906) and A Vikings Love and Other Tales of the North (1911 Posthumous).
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