Margaret Ryan is a children's writer currently residing in St. Andrews, Scotland. She was born and raised in the town of Paisley, Scotland. She went to Glasgow University, where she met her husband, John, at a dance. She and John have two grown-up children, Susie and Jonathan. She is the writer of the Airy Fairy books. She had a long career as a primary school teacher before becoming a full-time writer for children.She shares her name with a young Welsh Baroness.