HS PAISLEY GREW UP IN TORONTO, CANADA. At the age of 18, she left her hometown to play basketball for the University of Ottawa. Paisley graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts and three All-Canadian awards to her name.
After university Paisley played one year of professional basketball in Germany. While there, she began to write her first full length novel. In the fall of 2014, Paisley hung up her basketball shoes and went back to school. She spent a year at college before deciding to focus on her writing.
In 2015, Paisley realized she wasn’t done with basketball and started training again. In the fall of 2016, she signed her second professional contract, this time in France. Basketball gave Paisley the freedom to write nearly full time. Now she is completing her fourth pro season while working on the second instalment of the Lochlan Ellyll Series.