Carolyn Kingsley was born in Daytona Beach Florida. Her formative years were spent in central Florida, namely the space coast. In her thirties and divorced for the second time, she moved her family to South Carolina, where she gave herself over to the dream of becoming a writer. She lived in the Charleston area for nearly ten years, and fell in love with the state and its' people. Kingsley is a descendant of Carolina pioneers, who moved to the sunshine state at the beginning of the 20th century, to start a citrus farm. She has worked as a feature writer for publications in Florida and South Carolina. She currently resides in New Smyrna Beach Florida.