Edie Claire grew up in various small towns in the Midwest and South, finally settling in Pennsylvania with her husband, three kids, and a variety of species of animal life. She started writing when she was a kid; anything and everything from fairy tales to brochures about nonexistent industrial products. But since no one ever wanted to read any of it, her career path veered towards her other true loves: science and animals.
She became a veterinarian, but sadly she soon realized that the daily grind of private small animal practice was never going to fulfill her rampant desire to create. (Ask any doctor…you get too creative in the medical field and malpractice lawyers start putting you on their speed dial.) So she started doing medical writing and editing on a freelance basis, one thing lead to another, and she eventually went from publishing articles in veterinary journals to working in the communications department of an international corporation. She enjoyed her newfound creative freedom (and getting paid to sit at a desk all day instead of wrestling with unmuzzled Rottweilers on ten foot chains), but something was still missing. Fiction.
More specifically, she wanted to try writing something that someone else would want to read--just for the fun of it. Being a fan of both mysteries and romantic suspense, she thought about the books she loved (Agatha Christie, Mary Stewart, and Barbara Michaels were her favorites) and tried to incorporate some of her favorite elements in her own writing.