Hailey Lind is the pseudonym for two sisters, one an artist and the other a historian.
One-half of Hailey, Julie Goodson-Lawes, is a San Francisco Bay Area muralist and portrait painter with her own faux finishing and design business. Before pursuing art full time Julie worked as a waitress, an anthropologist, an ESL teacher, and a family therapist. A California native, she graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in Latin American studies before earning Masters’ Degrees in Anthropology and Social Welfare from the State University of New York at Albany.
Carolyn J. Lawes received a BA in History from the University of Santa Clara, and, after a brief and remarkably unhappy sojourn as a Personnel Assistant in the Silicon Valley, earned an MA and a PhD in History from UC Davis. She taught in Paris for a year and traveled extensively before becoming an Associate Professor of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she specializes in American women’s history.