Like most people, Mindy Quigley was born. Despite being so blonde she lacked visible eyebrows, she passed an average childhood in the suburbs of Chicago. Her thirst for knowledge and sweet tea led her south to UNC, where she met her British husband, Paul. An adventurous few years in Edinburgh, Scotland, followed, with Mindy taking a variety of jobs, including as the personal assistant to the scientist who cloned Dolly the sheep, and as project manager for a research clinic founded by the author J.K. Rowling. When Paul's job as a professor of Civil War history took them back to the U.S. in 2013, Mindy turned her hand to fiction writing, publishing the Mount Moriah mystery series, which is based in part on her time working in the Pastoral Services Department of Duke University Medical Center. She now lives contentedly, eyebrows and all, in Blacksburg, Virginia, with Paul, their daughter, Alice, and their miniature Schnauzer, Peggy.