Hello! Welcome to my website


My name is Maisie and I am a Birmingham-born writer who lives in Glasgow. I write for children, teens and occasionally adults too. 


Things you didn't know about me:

  • My cat ran away after 10 years and went to live down the road.  
  • I can't cook Chinese food, but I can use chopsticks
  • Estoy aprendiendo español (I am learning Spanish)
  • I am a trained yoga teacher for children and adults
  • Before becoming a writer I worked for the Red Cross, was a cleaner, worked in Blockbusters and various libraries. 


Latest News 2019


New Writing 

My work in progress is a middle grade novel about a boy whose grandmother arrives from China and turns his world upside down. 



The Big Think is a new SMSC wellbeing programme for Primary Schools in the UK. Many of the new and inclusive stories were written by me. I also have been commissioned by Ladybird for a new anthology and I have a short story in the Oct-Nov edition of SCOOP MAGAZINE 



My new mentee for 2018-2019 is Scottish Chinese writer Eliza Chan who writes sci-fi and fantasy. Check out Eliza's page here. I am on the look out for a new mentee starting this summer. See the BEA mentoring page for details. 






"Perhaps Women were once so dangerous they had to have their feet bound" Maxine Hong Kingston (The Woman Warrior)