Elaine Pinkerton lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is the author of seven books, including fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. She began life as an orphan. Adopted at age five by a college professor and his wife, she grew up in the East and graduated from the University of Virginia. A writer since age ten, she has freelanced, taught school and worked as a children’s librarian. Twenty years after her first book, Santa Fe on Foot, she found her true theme, adoption. The Goodbye Baby-Adoptee Diaries appeared in 2005. All the Wrong Places features adult adoptee Clara Jordan, a character searching for where she belongs.