Uuganaa Ramsay was born in Mongolia and grew up in a yurt, eating marmot meat and distilling vodka from yoghurt. After winning a place on a teacher-training course she came to the UK, and now lives in Scotland with her family.
On 13th March 2014, Uuganaa won the Scottish Asian Women's Award For Achievement Against All Odds presented by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland. This award recognises the achievements of a Scottish Asian woman in the face of adversity and challenging circumstances - a true modern day heroine.
MONGOL, her first book won the Janetta Bowie Chalice Non-Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers.
She started writing after her son Billy's death in 2010 and she writes a blog to Billy at www.billybuuz.blogspot.com. Her articles have been published in different magazines and she campaigns against the misuse of the term 'mongol'.