Libby Carpenter lives in Preston and has been writing short stories for many years. She began writing her first novel in 2013 while being a stay-at-home mum to her second son. She completed a BA in English Literature and Language with the Open University in 2009 while raising her eldest son and managing a charity shop. She was long-listed for Yeovil Literary Prize and Mslexia Women’s Novel competition. She won Adhoc Fiction in June 2015 for her flash fiction. She loves living in the north of England and sets most of her stories in the area. Her writing heroes are Charlotte Bronte and Sally Wainwright.