Famous for such children's and young adult novels as Roxy's Baby, Another Me, and Run, Zan, Run, this Scottish writer also penned the popular Nemesis series. Her 1998 work, Fighting Back, won a Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award.
She published her early work in publications such as Woman's Weekly and the Sunday Post.
She wrote a popular BBC Radio program called My Mammy And Me.
She was born and raised in Greenock, Scotland. Her debut children's novel, Run, Zan, Run, was inspired by her daughter Katie's experience as the target of a school bully.
She and fellow Scottish author Karen McCombie both penned popular works of children's fiction.