Morag MacRae originally lived in Pitlochry, Perthshire but her primary teaching career took her to Glasgow, Kilsyth, Kirkintilloch and finally Wick in Caithness where she has lived for over thirty years.
She started writing stories for her children, Caroline, Peter and Alexander when they were young. This was followed by covering a course with The Academy of Children’s Writers. From there she has had two programmes broadcast on radio for a BBC schools’ programme called, ‘One Potato. Two Potato.’ For these she had to write scripts for the programme as well as stories and songs. At present she is attending creative writing classes working towards an HNC at North Highland College.
Three of her non-fiction articles and a short story have been published in various magazines. She has also gained many awards and two first place prizes over the years at the Scottish Association of Writers’ annual conferences. One first place prize was for flash fiction whilst the other was for a children’s story.
Although she belongs to two writers’ groups in her area, her other interests include helping at the Riding for the Disabled for school children, badminton and taking long walks on the many beaches in the area.
Her anthology of short stories entitled, ‘When Darkness Falls.’ has been published and at present she has a novel and a novella that she is working on in a view to publication in the near future.