C.S. Challinor was born in Bloomington, Indiana, where her British father was teaching at the university, and left the States at the age of two to live in England. She was educated in Scotland (St. George's School for Girls, Edinburgh) and England (Lewes Priory, Sussex; University of Kent, Canterbury; Joint Hons/Double Major in Latin & French). She also holds a diploma in Russian from the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. She now resides in Southwest Florida. Challinor is a member of the Authors Guild, New York, and is the author of the Rex Graves cozy mystery series featuring Scottish barrister-sleuth, Rex Graves, which debuted with Christmas Is Murder.