Ellie Ford-Elliott writes poetry for peace of mind and prose when there’s enough coffee in the house. She’s been trying to make life imitate art since 1994, exploring themes of freedom, love and intimacy in her writing so that it might manifest in reality. She’s doing a pretty good job of that so far. She loves her dog, Daisy and her three cats, Fred, Villain and Piscin, and she grew up on a mountain in Ireland so considers Bristol life to be ‘big city life’. She believes in female excellence in all forms and her biggest inspirations are Sara Wheeler, for the incredible account of her voyage to Antarctica, and Viola Davis, for her insurmountable acting talent. Ellie’s favourite quote of all time is her friend Beth Ashton’s ‘Choking on change like a slot machine, worn and torn like doctor waiting room magazines’.