Raleigh artist, Linda Rae Blair was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. As Mt. St. Helens was erupting, she and her family were in the process of moving to Seattle, Washington. When her children were grown, she traveled the country, relocating to Ohio, North Carolina, and Monterey Bay, California. 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 extensively travelled the United States since her early childhood. She visited pre-Castro Cuba, pre-statehood Alaska, and pre-statehood Hawaii, Canada, and the Bahamas.
Her love of history is well-earned. She is a direct descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of Mayflower fame. She is also descended from a strong line of Scots-Irish immigrants to America in the 1700s. She even had a great uncle who was robbed by the infamous outlaw Belle Starr.
An avid reader who inhales novels by Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Lisa Jackson, Patricia Cornwell, and others in the romance/mystery genre, 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.
One thing is for certain, she combines her passions into stories interesting to history buffs, travelers, and lovers of romance and mystery.