Eileen Jones lives in Tynedale. After a career as a social worker in west Newcastle, and as an NHS commissioning manager in Northumberland, she now writes poetry and plays. Her poetry has been published in The Guardian, in magazines such as The North and Other Poetry and in anthologies. She is well-known for her readings on NE1 community radio and at performance poetry venues like ‘Northern Lines’, ‘Ten by Ten’ and ‘Free as a Bard’. She also helped to establish Carte Blanche, the Newcastle-based group for women writers.