Morag Gray was born in Timaru, New Zealand in 1960. Since then she has divided her time between both major islands, with occasional forays into other parts of the world. She has worked in libraries since she was fifteen, been a qualified librarian since she was 21, and as a child played "Libraries" when normal children played "Doctors and Nurses." She believed, mistakenly, that if she was a librarian she could read all day. Libraries, having dragged her into their clutches, have so far refused to let her go.
She enjoys reading. She loves folk tales and fairy stories, history books and novels that have a fantastic twist. Current favourite authors include, but are not limited to, Patricia McKillip, Diana Wynne Jones, Robin McKinley, Joan Aiken, Juliet Marillier, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, P. G. Wodehouse, G. K. Chesterton and many more.
She is married, has three lovely, grown children, a fine son-in-law and three gorgeous grandsons. At present she lives in Invercargill, New Zealand with her husband, Richard, and her very spoilt whippets.