Don Pardue grew up in a small town in East Tennessee. After completing a tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he received his education at Tennessee Wesleyan College, Atlanta Art Institute, and The University of Tennessee, where he received a BFA degree and later taught courses in graphic design.
During his career he worked as creative director for a Knoxville design studio. He is now retired and spends his free time painting and writing in Lenoir City, Tennessee, where he and his wife Bobbie reside.
He is the author of six novels: Blossoms of Winter, Tom, Dick, and Harriet, Southern Sanctuary and Southern Storm its sequel, Maiden Harvest, and Random Reflections.