Terri Thomas St. Clair was born in Pulaski County, Virginia, and reared in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. She attended New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia, later transferring to Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina. She and her husband, Roger, who was her childhood sweetheart, live in Matthews, North Carolina, and are the parents of two children and four beautiful grandchildren. Though brought into a modern style, her writing is geared to the rural folks of Appalachia, whom she loves and with whom she identifies. Her simplistic, easy-reading style has been compared to that of the great classical Christian Romance novelist, Grace Livingston Hill (1865 - 1947), and rightfully so. It is fresh, clean, and inspiring. It captures and retains the attention of the reader. She feels that her writing is an extension of herself, and that she is guided by an inner source which seems to allow the words to write themselves. This is her first novel.