Marion Rose was born in St. Andrews in Scotland and grew up on Walney Island, near Cumbria. She graduated from the University of Bangor in Wales after reading English Literature and immediately left to go travelling in India. Marion returned to the UK to settle in London and started work as an editor for the Inner London Education Authority, producing learning material. She has also worked for Harper Collins publishers as a senior commissioning editor.
Marion began to write for children eight years ago. She has enjoyed success with her her first novel Circles in the Corn, which was shortlisted for the Kathleen Fidler award.
Marion is a member of a thriving writers group and still finds time to enjoy travelling, especially to remote islands. Marion currently lives in London with her husband, son and cat.