Carolyn Morton grew up in Cape Town and after school obtained a B.A. in English and Latin and a B.Phil. in Journalism at Stellenbosch University. More recently, she has completed her M.A. in Applied Linguistics, which focused on the writing of deaf children, a topic motivated by her own hearing loss.
She is now living in Port Elizabeth with her husband and has been involved in teaching English and writing as well as doing some freelance editing and translating. Besides writing, she loves animals and reading (especially re-reading her favourite novels by Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer) and enjoys going for walks with her husband and playing the piano.