Meg Henderson was born in the Townhead area of Glasgow in 1948, the youngest and only girl of three children. thereafter, she lived in the Blackhill, Drumchape and Maryhill areas of the city. She left her convent secondary at sixteen, and though writing had always been her main interest, she spent some years working within the NHS before going to India with the Voluntary Service Overseas.
On her return she married, went to live on a Scottish island and became an adoptive and foster parent. Over the years she had ‘kept her hand in’ by writing the occasional newspaper article and when she gave up fostering she decided to write full-time. She now lives with her husband, three children and three cats on the East Coast of Scotland.