A native of Tyler, Texas, Pat Blair has lived in Sheridan since 1986, with the exception of four years spent playing “Winter Texan” in South Texas' Corpus Christi area. She holds associate's and bachelor's degrees in journalism and has spent most of her career writing for newspapers. She began writing for Sheridan Media around the first of August, 2013. Under the name P.L. Blair, she writes a series (Portals) of urban fantasy/detective/light romance novels. She is an amateur historian, and her hobbies include researching American Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred pedigrees. She is companion to a basset hound, a long-haired dachshund and a Jack Russell terrier, and slave to one cat. All are rescues.