Adele Clagett was born in Annapolis, Maryland. A dream she had back in 2005 inspired the story of the Seahawk. She began to write the novel but shortly abandoned it. It was not until 2009 that she decided to pick up where she left off and complete it. She currently lives on Kent Island, which is located in Maryland. Included in the household is a rescue greyhound by the name of Shelby.