Mary Weatherup lives with her husband and family on a farm in the Antrim hills, Northern Ireland. Growing up, her two favourite pastimes were reading and art, and she won several prizes at school for her drawing. At the age of fifteen, the course of her life was forever changed when she trusted the Lord Jesus and was saved. From then on, she wondered if this gift could be used in some way for God.
On leaving school, Mary trained as a nurse and married Norman, who is a part-time farmer. She worked for five happy years in Whiteabbey Hospital before becoming a full-time mum to her four children. They are all avid readers and, when they were small, enjoyed nothing more than having their mum read a big stack of picture books from the library. Little did they realise Mum was more interested in studying the illustrations!