Linda Welch was born in Hampshire, England. She lived in Idaho, California and New Mexico before settling in Utah. She now lives in a mountain valley, more or less half way up the mountainside, with her husband and Scottish terrier. She is not tall and silver-haired and she does not see dead people. What she does see are moose, deer, fox, raccoon, skunk, wild turkey, a huge bird population and a ridiculous amount of snow. When not writing, reading or working at her other job, and depending on the season, she is usually walking the Scotties, filling bird feeders, futilely attacking weeds in her garden or shoveling out after a snowstorm.