Mamie was born and raised in Ayrshire, Scotland, and has lived in Edinburgh for more than twenty years. After graduating from the University of St Andrews, she spent ten years in the Civil Service in Cheshire then London. Mamie retrained as a history teacher in 1996 and gave up full time teaching in October 2016 to carve out a career as a freelance writer and educator.
Having visited Rwanda and experienced the work of SURF (Survivors Fund) and the Reaching Rwanda programme, Mamie represents this wonderful charity and promotes the life-changing Reaching Rwanda programme in Scotland. She is also an Educator for the Holocaust Educational Trust’s flagship Lessons from Auschwitz project which takes young people from all over the UK through a learning programme about the Holocaust, including a one-day visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
A versatile writer who has a particular knack of taking complex materials and making them accessible to their target audience, for Mamie no research is too complex. She can work with a wide range of topics and materials to produce books and articles as a guest writer or a ghost writer.