I’ve been so lucky to have made a living out of what I love doing best: writing.
One way or another, I’ve always written. Stories as a child, anguished poems as a teenager, essays as a student, a career as a non-fiction author, editor and freelance journalist, and – finally – a novelist.
I was born in India, grew up in England, and have lived in Scotland for most of my life. This was definitely a homecoming, as I have Scottish ancestry on both sides of my family, going way back – and it’s Scotland I love to write about.
There are a million other things I love doing too –, reading, walking, travelling, seeing friends and family – and I feel blessed to be able to live in a warm local community, in the very beautiful city of Edinburgh.