Tessa Foley is a 37-year-old writer and an administrator at the University of Portsmouth, U.K., where she formerly gained her Master's degree in Creative Writing. In 2013, she won the Live Canon International Poetry Competition judged by Glyn Maxwell under whose tutelage she attended a poetry class in London last year. She has since been published in magazines such as Agenda Antiphon and The Fredericksburg Literary & Arts Review and was listed as a finalist in the Poetry Rivals competition. She is currently working on a novel about alcoholism, studying for a qualification in counselling and has recently become a member of mensa. She originally comes from Flitwick, a tiny town in Bedfordshire.