Inglis Fletcher was an American writer born October 20, 1879 in Alton, Illinois. She is 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, John George Fletcher, 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.
Fletcher donated her oil portrait, painted by North Carolina artist, William C. Fields, to Fletcher Residence Hall and her papers to East Carolina University's Manuscript Collection at Joyner Library. She died on May 30, 1969, and is buried with her husband in the Wilmington National Cemetery in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina.