Shirley Heaton has lived in Yorkshire, England all her life and she enjoys quality time with her daughter, her son and her four grandchildren. She began her career as a medical secretary but some years later with an urge to explore and fulfil her potential she gained a B.Sc.(Hons) and later an M.Ed. before reaching senior status in a large comprehensive school.
Having travelled extensively she has gained a wide knowledge of people and cultures which she uses, together with her personal experiences, in her writing.