About Marion

Marion grew up in the City of Dundee, now home to the magnificent V&A Museum.  Always a keen writer, she has had point-of-view pieces published in the Dundee Courier and short stories in My Weekly magazine.  She won first prize in the Family Circle Magazine Short Story for Children Competition in 1987.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Marion worked as a lecturer, candle-maker and hotel lounge pianist, a job which provided rich material for her novels. 

In 2018 Marion was long-listed for the Sunstory Award and the Scottish Arts Council Short Story Award and in 2019 was short-listed for Dundee Rep’s Stripped programme.

More recently, Marion has turned her hand to crime fiction and in 2020 was shortlisted for the prestigious Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year award with her novel See Them Run, the first in the DI Clare Mackay crime series.

Marion lives in North East Fife overlooking the River Tay and is a sometime babysitter for her daughter’s unruly but lovable dog.

Marion is published by Canelo and represented by Northbank Talent Management.

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