She was born in Dundee, Scotland, where she attended Dundee College, gaining a diploma in Publication Production, Editing and Design. Later, she studied at the University of Dundee and graduated with a degree in English. She moved to Edinburgh in 2007, in order to research her first novel, a romantic satire (yet unpublished). She lived for a year in the city before moving back to her hometown in 2008.
Her first book, A Skirt Around Dundee, A Walker's Guide to the City, was published in 2006, and is a city guide set out in a series of walks around the town. Her second book, Dew on the Law, And Other Strange Stories About A Scottish City, (2008) is a collection of historical fiction about Dundee.
She illustrated her first two books with her own drawings and photographs.
"Student launches new book company". BBC News. 4 December 2006.