Paula Martin was born in Lancashire, England. She had some early publishing success with short stories and four novels, but then had a break from writing while she brought up a young family and also pursued her career as a history teacher for twenty-five years. She has recently returned to writing fiction, after retiring from teaching.
She lives near Manchester in North-West England, and has two daughters and two grandsons. Apart from writing, she enjoys travelling and loves Ireland. She has also travelled extensively in Britain, mainland Europe, America and Canada and loves to visit new places.