Sandy Jamieson was born in Glasgow and still lives there, after spells in Ayrshire, Fife and Spain. He was a senior Social Work Manager with Strathclyde Regional Council, as Assistant Director, Children and Families. He left in 1991 to become a writer, producing Own Goal, a book about football player Graeme Souness, and the first draft of A Subtle Sadness, before returning to social work. He became Chief Executive of Includem, an organisation dedicated to providing intensive support and supervision to Scotland's most troubled and troublesome young people, work for which he received an OBE in 2008. He was actively involved in Who Cares? Scotland, an organisation for young people in care, for 25 years, mostly as President. In 2007 he retired from Includem and went to Spain to write books about the miracle of Villarreal CF and the new model of football relationships developed by the Celtic Submari in Vila-real. He returned to Glasgow in 2011 to concentrate on writing the three separate books that will constitute Own Goal, the Frank Hunter trilogy, a game of three halves. He has coped, just, with being a Clyde supporter all his life.