I grew up in Lanarkshire near Glasgow and studied Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art. After graduating I moved to London where I tried out lots of different jobs including selling books for Waterstones and designing rugs for Habitat. Then I did an MA in Design for Interactive Media at Middlesex University. After that I co-founded a successful interactive media company and then sold it so I could move back to Scotland with my family. After trying out so many jobs I have decided I like writing and illustrating picture books best. Visit alisonmurray.net for other books by me.