Although she is originally from Knaresborough in Yorkshire, children’s author Caroline Clough have lived in rural Aberdeenshire for over 30 years. After a science degree, she studied for a Masters in Animal Behaviour at Aberdeen University and has lived in Scotland ever since. She now lives north of Aberdeen in an old farmhouse, with her husband and many cats and horses.
Clough wrote The Animal Welfare Handbook in 1993, but later started writing fiction and has been shortlisted for a number of prizes. Her first novel Red Fever won the Kelpies Prize in 2010. The book was written in just ten days, in order to meet the deadline for the prize. A sequel, Black Tide, was published in 2012.
She is a a keen hillwalker with her husband, and has two adult children.