Heather Burnside grew up in Gorton, a working-class area of Manchester famed as the original location for the TV series, Shameless. She moved from Gorton to Longsight and spent her teenage years on one of the toughest estates in Manchester. During the 1990s the estate became the headquarters for one of Manchester’s predominant gangs. It regularly featured in the local press due to shootings and drug-related problems. Heather draws heavily on this background as the setting for many of her novels.
Heather now works full-time as an author from her home in Manchester which she shares with her two grown-up children. The Queen of Urban, Gritty Crime, Heather has written and published two series, The Riverhill and The Manchester trilogies, all available on ebook by Aria.
The paperback of Born Bad the first in The Manchester Trilogy was published on 4th April 2019.
Heather has finished her third series, The Working Girls Trilogy – The Mark, the first in the series was published in June 2019, with Ruby published in December 2019 and Crystal coming in June 2020.