Lula Vollmer was born in Keyser. She moved to New York in her early 20s and wrote plays about Asheville. SUN-UP was first produced by the Provincetown Players in 1923, and eventually opened in London, Amsterdam, and Paris. By the 1930s, Lula was writing three successful radio serials. Later, she wrote short stories for the SATURDAY EVENING POST and COLLIERS. She died on May 2, 1955 in New York.