Wendy Bell Scott was born in Ripon, Yorkshire, and moved to North-Northumberland with her family while in her teens. At various times she has been a private music teacher, run her own craft business and taught history and creative writing to adults. She has been writing since the late 1970s, ranging through songs, non-fiction articles, a film script, plays, sketches, short stories, and two part-written novels.
Wendy has been researching local and family history for many years and gained an Open University degree in Humanities with History in 2003. She has one son and also brought up her niece and nephew, all of whom are now adults.