Debi Gliori started writing children’s books in 1976, then attended art school in Edinburgh between 1979 and 1984. After winning a travelling scholoarship to visit Milan, she became a full-time freelance writer and illustrator. She is the author and illustrator of over 50 books, including the (Mr. Bear series, which won a Children’s Book Award. She also illustrates for other picture book writers. Gliori has also written the Pure Dead Magic series of novels for young adults.
Although born and raised in the West-end of Glasgow, Debi now lives near Edinburgh with her five children. Her studio is situated in a 13th-century herb garden.