Marion Erskine was born in Randfontein, Gauteng. He finished his degree, obtained an Higher Education Diploma and travelled to the USA.
In 2001 he returned to the South African education system, but his curiosity about the rest of the world soon gained the upper hand. In the same year he left for Taiwan where he taught English for the next 6 years. In this period he wrote Oos which became a finalist in the "Ek is 'n skrywer"-competition (aimed at developing budding young talent).
In 2008 he left for the United Arab Emirates where he is currently working as an advising teacher in a national school reform project.