Raleigh artist, Linda Rae Blair was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Just as St. Helen's tragically erupted, she moved to Seattle, WA. A few years later she relocated briefly to Ohio, then North Carolina, and Monterey Bay, CA. She eventually moved back to North Carolina, where she now feeds her wanderlust with frequent trips to the beaches of Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.She has traveled the U.S. extensively. With a family history of Scots-Irish immigrants to the U.S. around the time of the revolution and, as a 13th generation direct descendant to John Alden & Priscilla Mullins-pilgrims of Mayflower fame-she has always been a lover of history. She combines these loves into sagas that are interesting to history buffs and lovers of romance and mystery.An avid reader who inhales novels by Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, and others in the romance/mystery genres, her imagination may take you to a variety of places and times-all in the same story. Or, it could take you on a quest to find a killer.