Gillian Young was born and raised in Worcestershire, UK.
She's loved reading and writing stories since a very young age. One of her earliest memories was writing plays for her parents and Aunt and Uncle which she'd then perform with her friends who lived in the same cul-de-sac. Happy days!
Following Art College, Gillian worked as a Graphic Artist. When her children were born, she worked in local schools before finally working for a large construction company where she was very happy for nearly 10 years. During this time, she also completed a creative writing course.
But, this quiet and contented period of her life was soon to change - dramatically. Life has a way of pulling the rug from under our feet, especially if you're walking down the wrong path. For her, it was from March 2015 - March 2016. They say things happen in threes, well it certainly did for her...
First, someone very close to her passed away. Secondly, she was left reeling from a shock cancer diagnosis. Third and finally, she lost the job she loved so much at a time when she was too ill to look for work.
But, with the support of her friends and family, she came out of this black hole smiling. Unfortunately, she's still struggling with side effects from the cancer treatment (and probably always will) but she's still here and that's the main thing!
Gillian continues working towards finding a 'new normal.' After being seriously ill, she's realised that physically and emotionally it'll take time to recover and adjust. She believes that, if possible, it's better to turn a negative into a positive and even though there are things she can no longer do, the one thing that hasn't changed is her passion for writing. Looking back, she wonders if this was a huge nudge from up above, telling her to get moving with her undying passion...writing stories; especially children's stories.
Now, enter Poppy and Devon. These two golden retrievers have brought much love and laughter into Gillian and her family's lives. Poppy, is a five-year-old cream retriever and Devon is twelve months old. They provide Gillian with endless inspiration for stories brimming with fun and adventure. Gillian is now embarking on a new chapter of her life - excuse the pun - and goodness knows where this will take her.
Gillian still lives in Worcestershire with her family.