She was born in Vesterålen and worked as a teacher in northern Norway until beginning her career as an author. Her first published work was a collection of poems, "Vingeslag" ("Beating of Wings"). Et ¤glas mælk, tak by Herbjørg Wassmo.
december 1942 i Myre, Øksnes) er en norsk forfatter. Hun har i mange år været en af Norges bedst sælgende forfattere.