Lesley was born in Yorkshire but now lives in Ledbury. She was a late-starter, but has a Diploma in CW from the Open University and a Masters from the University of Gloucestershire, with a final thesis on ‘Ekphrasis as Translation’. Her first collection, Scumbled (Cinnamon), was published in 2015 and her poems have appeared in anthologies and online & print journals. She has been an IT Business/Systems Analyst, Customs officer, VAT collector, ESL teacher, French Gite owner and is Stanza rep for Herefordshire. She photographs walls, floors & ceilings and has yet to find the right free WordPress site to share them properly – although does not expect a huge following. She loves liquorice and flat lands and a perfect 25 degree temperature.