A core writer of more than 200 Emmerdale episodes, Young was nominated for a Writers Guild Award in 2016 for her emotional episode about the drug death of character Holly Barton. Previously, she wrote and directed comedy drama Little Richard Wrecked My Marriage (1992) and she has also written episodes of childrens’ drama The Ward. Outside of television, Young has penned many theatrical productions including Buffalo Girls, Here I Come, Hatched Matched and Dispatched and Divvy Day For Doreen.