Nan Spurway was born in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, south Africa. During her school life she also lived in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, the Orange Free State and Transvaal (now Gauteng). Her writing career began four years ago during a long convalescence after being very ill with hepatitis. She is at present studying Visual Arts at UNISA University in Pretoria. Writing is her first passion and paints for relaxation, both of which take her traveling around South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia.