Maggie Bennett was born in Farnborough in 1931. She worked as a nurse and a midwife for many years before marrying and moving to Manchester, where her two daughters were born. Having been an avid reader and scribbler all her life she took a correspondence course in creative writing after her husband’s death in 1983, and won the Romantic Novesists’ Association New Writers’ Award in 1992.
She is the author of ten novels, including A Child’s Voice Calling, A Child at the Door, A Carriage for the Midwife, A Child of Her Time and For Love of Lily. She has also had books published under the name Maggie Holt.