Inglis Fletcher was an American writer known for numerous novels and plays, especially her Carolina Series. Born in Alton, Illinois, she spent much of her life traveling and living around the country with her husband, a miner. Research about her maternal ancestors in Tyrell County, North Carolina sparked her interest in eastern North Carolina, which led her to research and write the novels within her Carolina Series, including Lusty Wind for Carolina, Men of Albemarle, and Raleigh's Eden, among others.
She was known for her in-depth research and attention to detail. Her manuscripts and papers can be found in East Carolina University's Manuscript Collection at Joyner Library.