Hazel Buchan Cameron was born and raised in Renfrewshire. At eighteen she moved to Perthshire where she brought up her family and worked as a farm secretary. She now lives in Grantown-on-Spey.
Hazel administered the Scottish Pamphlet Poetry website for 10 years, and was the first Writer in Residence for the Royal Scottish Geographical 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).