Jo Colley has compensated for a rootless childhood by living in the north east of England for the last thirty years. A prose writer and poet, she has read her work and spoken word performance pieces in the north east, Liverpool, London and Finland. Her work has been published by Vane Women, Sand and Ek Zuban, and she has been translated into Finnish. In 2007, she received a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North. She has a day job as a content developer for educational software.