Margaret Moore was born in the East End of London during the war years. Leaving school at the age of 15 with no qualifications she took further education to achieve the skills of a secretary during this career spanning 37 years, she worked as a legal secretary in London, Essex and Suffolk, retiring in 2006. She began her writing career with a children's book. She lives in Suffolk with husband Norman. They have two sons, two grandsons and two great grandchildren.