Laural Harris is a fifth generation Texan, Mayflower descendant and descendant of several Revolutionary War soldiers. As a child of a career US Air Force officer, she had the exciting experience of living in numerous places, and never seemed to lose the wanderlust. She has lived in six states and two foreign countries, and has visited fourteen countries on three continents. After a career devoted to executive positions in nonprofit human service organizations, she moved to the Texas Hill Country to be near her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. She holds Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Public Health degrees. Laural is combining her education and experience with her genealogy and travel interests to craft mysteries based on historical events, featuring current characters and an element of suspense.
Laural is especially interested in the environment, social justice issues and public media.