Hazel Buchan Cameron was born and brought up in Renfrewshire. At eighteen she moved to Perthshire where she brought up her family and worked as a farm secretary. After six years in Yorkshire, she returned with her partner to live near Comrie, Perthshire. Hazel administered the Scottish Pamphlet Poetry website for 10 years, and was the first Writer in Residence for the Royal Scottish Geographic Society. She is the author of five poetry pamphlets, including The Currying Shop(2007), which was joint winner of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2008. Red Squirrel Press published her collections Finding IKEA (2010) and Cutting Letters (2016).