Christy Ducker lives in Northumberland. She has received the Andrew Waterhouse award and her work has been widely published in magazines. She has run writing workshops for English Heritage, Tyne & Wear Museums and the Open University. She is now working on a collection of poems about Grace Darling, as part of her PhD research at Newcastle University. Armour was a winner in the 2010 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition, chosen by Simon Armitage.