Elizabeth Margaret Stevens was born on 1930 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She started to work in a library at 20, and met her future husband at Library School, and worked as a librarian. During her first two years of marriage they lived in USA. They had four children. She was vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association and she was the acting Membership Secretary of the RNA. She lived in her native Reading until her death in 2006.