Born in Jamaica, she has lived in the United States, Belgium, England and Singapore, and has studied at Alpha Academy, Kingston; Troy University, Alabama; and Columbia University, New York; focusing on languages, art and journalism.
Her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, was published by Longman and won the regional Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean). Her second book, When the Rain Stopped in Natland, also published by Longman in 1995, is a novella for young readers, and has been included on the literacy program in several schools.
That was followed by a story for teenagers, Doctor's Orders, published by Heinemann in 2005. It is a part-adventure, part-detective story, with mostly teenage characters, set in the Caribbean.
Her latest book, Stories from Yard, published by Peepal Tree Press, is a collection of short stories.