Hayley Louise Macfarlane hails from the very tiny hamlet of Balmaha on the shores of Loch Lomond in Scotland. Having spent eight years studying at the University of Glasgow and graduating with a BSc (hons) in Genetics and then a PhD in synthetic biology, Hayley quickly realised that her long-term passion for writing trumped her desire to work in a laboratory.
Now Hayley spends her time writing across a whole host of genres, particularly realistic science fiction (naturally), urban fantasy and psychological suspense. She supposes that she also writes romance, but it's pretty twisted when it isn't in the form of a fairy tale (she really loves them rather a lot).
Her goal is to write as many books as possible that 'just so happen' to be set in Scotland, because it seems most books are either set in America or a fictional world these days.