P.L. Blair is a native of Tyler, Texas. After a few years as a "Winter Texan" - spending part of the year in Rockport where her family lives, she has returned to Sheridan, Wyo., where she has lived full-time for more than 20 years. She has worked for newspapers for more than 30 years. She is author of the Portals series, novels that blend fantasy, detective mysteries and an occasional touch of horror. In addition to her human family, Blair shares her life with a basset hound, a longhaired dachshund, a Jack Russell terrier (aka the Jackrabbit Terror), and a cat. Shilo, the basset hound in the photo with Blair, was humanely euthanized in April 2012 due to old age and the complications of cancer.