Author and poet Anne MacLeod was born in Aberfeldy but now lives near Inverness, where she works as a dermatologist. Her first poetry collection, Standing by Thistles, was shortlisted for a Saltire Society award, as was her debut novel, The Dark Ship, a saga set in the aftermath of the Great War in the Hebrides.
Her medical background influences her writing, particularly her second novel, The Blue Moon Book, which tracks the slow recovery of a woman suffering from both aphasia and amnesia.
Anne MacLeod regularly performs her poetry at festivals in both Scotland and Canada, and her short stories have been recorded for radio. She lives in the Black Isle, and has four children.