. . . has had some serious stuff published in poetry magazines, and her lighter work has appeared in the competition pages of The Oldie and The Spectator. After various distractions in life, including a PhD in pussycats (www.feralcats.org.uk) and 20 years as a technical author, she is now trying to establish herself as a performance poet (www.janedards.co.uk). She lives in an old house in the wilds of mid-Wales, and keeps a broomstick in the hall.