N.J. Mastro is a former school administrator who prior to writing historical fiction hosted a blog for five years while serving as a school superintendent. She later spent two years blogging for a small educational nonprofit and now authors her own blog, Women From the Past.

Mastro holds a doctorate in educational leadership. She is a member of the South Carolina Writers Association, the Historical Novel Society, and the Women's Fiction Writers Association.  Her pastimes when not writing include reading, cooking, and traveling.  She lives with her husband in South Carolina and has one grown son.