Gillian lives in Darlington in the North East of England, with her husband and rescue dog Liffey. With four adult children and nine grandchildren, there is always plenty to do but her passion for writing occupies much of her time.
After a career in childcare as the owner/manager of a Day Nursery, Gillian changed course and trained as a therapeutic counsellor. Following this, five years working in the voluntary sector for Victim Support brought a whole new range of experiences as she supported victims of crimes, from burglary to homicide. The characters Gillian creates are inspired from the diversity of people she has met throughout her working life.