Christine McNair was born on June 6, 1978, (the sixth day of the sixth month at six-fifty-six.) She completed a BA (Hons) from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, with a major in English Literature and a minor in Art History. She also completed a Master’s degree in Conservation Studies (Books and Library Materials) at West Dean College in the UK. Besides being a writer, McNair works full time at the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa, in a special agency of the Department of Heritage, as a book “doctor” or Conservator. Conflict is her first book.