English author known for her fantasy novels, including The Unicorn Trilogy and The Birthgrave Trilogy.
She attended Croydon Art College, but did not graduate, instead choosing to work odd jobs while she focused on her writing.
She won the 1980 British Fantasy Award for her novel Death's Master.
She married the writer and artist John Kaiine in 1992.
Philip Pullman is another acclaimed English fantasy author.