Laura Wadsworth Carter is a native of Oxford, Alabama, and is a graduate of the University of Montevallo. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2008 and a Master of Education in 2009. Her first novel, The Elect, was published in 2016 by Clean Reads Press. Its sequel, Restoration, will release in February 2019. She now additionally writes picture books and middle grade fiction. When not teaching American history to teenagers, hunting for caffeine, or writing fiction, she spends her time with her musical husband, their hilarious toddler whose energy knows no bounds, and two ridiculous dogs. Together, they live in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama.