Mairi Wilson was born in Scotland but brought up in England, Turkey, Denmark and Spain. She now divides her time between Edinburgh and Ullapool, and continues to travel further afield when she can. She has worked in marketing and education before becoming a full-time writer. Her debut novel Ursula's Secret, winner of the Sunday Mail Fiction Prize, was an eBook bestseller, spending over 85 days in the Kindle Top 100. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as Gutter, Writers' Forum and Pushing out the Boat, as well as online, on local radio and in performance at Edinburgh and other festivals.