Merryn has over 25 years' experience in arts facilitation with expertise in creative writing, reading for pleasure, and work with minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. In 2019 she was Writer in Residence for the Cairngorms National Park, delivering workshops for a wide range of people and editing a project anthology.
Merryn has a secondary teaching qualification in English and Drama and spent five years working in a high school library. Born and brought up in South Asia and attending university in Australia, she has called Scotland home since 1993; much of her writing explores themes of place, identity, culture and belief.
Her work includes novels, radio and stage plays, award-winning short stories, poetry, journalism and blogging. Novels include A House Called Askival, set in India, and Of Stone and Sky, set in the Highlands. Her non-fiction book Hidden Fires: A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd is due in 2022.