Elsie Mason was born and grew up in South Shields on the real-life Sixteen Streets. Living beside the Tyne Docks inspired her story of the Farley family in The Biscuit Factory Girls series. She now lives in Manchester and writes full time. Elsie has always wanted to tell the dramatic story of her own extended family in the form of a multi-generational saga. After years as a writer, The Biscuit Factory Girls series is the most personal and heartfelt tale that she has ever embarked on.