Laurin Wittig comes from a long line of natural story tellers so it only made sense that she was a voracious reader, and eventually became a story-teller, too. She was indoctrinated into her Scottish heritage at birth when her parents chose her oddly spelled name from a plethora of Scottish family names. At ten, Laurin attended her first American Clan Gregor gathering with her grandparents, and her first ceilidh (kay-lee), a Scottish party, where she danced to the bagpipes with the hereditary chieftain of the clan, Sir Gregor MacGregor. At eleven, she visited Scotland for the first time and it has inhabited her imagination ever since.
Early exposure to many cultures led Laurin to study anthropology at Brown University and then International Health at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she was exposed to her first computers. Her curiosity led her to a long career in the computer industry, first as a trainer, then as a consultant, and finally as a technical writer. When she dropped out of the paid workforce to stay home with her two children, she used those precious napping hours to write her first book, a contemporary romance, which went on to become a two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest.
Laurin’s first published book, The Devil of Kilmartin (published originally by Berkley Publishing), won the National Readers’ Choice Award for short historical romance, and was a finalist for best first book in that contest and in the Holt Medallion. Her books have appeared on the Amazon Kindle Top 100 Bestsellers list, the Amazon Top 100 Historical Romance list, and the AmazonTop 100 Historical Fiction lists.
Today, Laurin lives in southeastern Virginia with her two nearly grown children, her husband (who refuses, under any circumstances, to ever wear a kilt), and their rescue Eskie.