Maggie Mason also writes saga as Mary Wood. Mary was born the thirteenth child of fifteen and throughout her life had various factory, office and home-based jobs, finally becoming a probation service officer before she retired. Mary married in 1963 and with her husband Roy has four children, eight grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren. She got her first book deal in 2013 and has not looked back since.
Blackpool Sisters is Maggie's fourth novel, and the second in her Sandgonians trilogy, which started with Blackpool's Angel. A Blackpool Christmas will conclude the series.