Maggie Craig is a Scottish writer. A native of Glasgow, she now lives in the north of Scotland. Her groundbreaking and acclaimed Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the '45 is the recognized authority on female involvement in the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The companion volume, Bare-Arsed Banditti: The Men of the '45, has also been well received. Maggie Craig is also a contributor to the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women and the author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles.
When the Clyde Ran Red is a popular history of Red Clydeside, its dramatic events and colourful personalities. As the factual account of turbulent times including the General Strike of 1926, the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Clydebank Blitz of 1941, it is the non-fiction complement to her well-researched and richly-imagined Glasgow & Clydebank novels. These first six of her published novels are also inspired by Maggie's own family background.
Combining her deep knowledge of the Jacobites of 1745 with her storytelling skills Maggie also writes romantic historical thrillers.
Maggie comes from a family where writing is considered an entirely normal thing to do, and which numbers among its forebears the weaver-poet of Paisley, Robert Tannahill. ("So does hauf o' Paisley, hen." Response of wee man in Paisley Museum to the foregoing statement.)