Tempest Livingston Raines is a fifth-generation descendant of Celia Allen. She resides in Warner Robins, Georgia with her husband Conrad. They have two adult children. When she's not putting pen to paper, she works as a Clinical Dental Hygiene Instructor at Central Georgia Technical College. She's an avid collegiate volleyball and professional track and field fan. She enjoys serving in her local church (Mikado Baptist in Macon, GA); reading historical fiction; crafting; and playing the oboe.