Marie Tierney was a finalist in The Daily Mail First Novel competition., and he debut novel, Deadly Animals, was selected by best-selling crime author Peter James as his winner.
She cites Richard Adams, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and Stephen King among her literary influences. When she isn’t researching criminal history, she writes plays poetry, and creates art in different mediums.
Born and raised in South Birmingham, Marie held various jobs in four counties and dedicated almost twenty years to working in education before becoming a full-time writer.
She now lives in The Fens with her husband and son.