Laura W. Carter is a native of Oxford, Alabama. After earning a Bachelor of History in 2008 and a Master of Education in 2009 from the University of Montevallo, she and her husband moved to Huntsville, where they both began their careers as teachers. She has taught history at the high school level since 2013 and is also certified to teach English and language arts. The Elect and Restoration were her first published books, and they were released from a small press beginning in 2013. Since then, she has expanded her writing into all realms of kidlit with a particular fondness toward writing picture books that her son would enjoy. Laura’s adult life has been and continues to be dedicated to working with youth and encouraging them to love stories, history, and learning.