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Blair Bancroft recalls receiving odd looks from adults as she walked home from school at age six, her lips moving as she told herself stories. And there was never a night she didn't entertain herself with her own bedtime stories. But it was only after a variety of other careers that she turned to serious writing. Blair has been a music teacher, professional singer, non-fiction editor, costume designer, and real estate agent. She has traveled from Bratsk, Siberia, to Machu Picchu, Peru, and most recently spent a month touring Britain and Ireland. She is now attempting to incorporate all these varied experiences into her writing.
Blair's first book, Tarleton's Wife, won RWA's Golden Heart for Long Historical in 1999 and First in Romance at the 2002 Florida Writers' Association Awards. Her contemporary suspense novel, Shadowed Paradise, was a finalist for an EPPIE, the "Oscar" of the e-book industry. Her Signet Regency, The Indifferent Earl was chosen as Best Regency of 2003 by Romantic Times magazine and is a finalist for RWA's RITA award.
While researching a new mystery series in the summer of 2002, Blair began driving a tram at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. She also tries to keep up with some of the medieval-reenactment activities of the Society for Creative Anachronisms.
Now a long-time resident of Florida's Gulf Coast, Blair fondly recalls growing up in Connecticut which still has a piece of her heart.
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