This collection was a first-stage winner in The Poetry Business Competition 1994.

Mandy Sutter was born in 1957, grew up in the South East, and now lives in Leeds. She abandoned her career in PR and marketing in 1988 to become a freelance writer and tutor. She has recently completed a PGCE at Huddersfield University. As well as poetry, she has published articles, short stories and educational plays. In 1994 she received a £1000 New Beginnings Award from Yorkshire & Humberside Arts.