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Grace Monroe

(Linda Watson-Brown and Maria Thomson)

Grace Monroe is the pseudonym of Linda Watson-Brown and Maria Thomson.

After graduating in Politics and English at Strathclyde University, Linda Watson-Brown completed a Masters degree in Politics, before working for ten years as a Politics lecturer in Scottish universities. She then began a journalistic career as a thrice-weely columnist at The Scotsman. She went on to write on a regular basis for the Daily Mail, Big Issue, Daily Record, Sunday Herald and Independent amongst many others, and also developed a career as a ghost-writer.

Maria Thomson was born in Edinburgh in 1960, and graduated in law. A year after qualifying, Maria was made a partner in an Edinburgh law firm, and met her husband-to-be. They now have four children and live in Kingussie, in the Scottish Highlands.