Maureen Bowden is a Liverpudlian, living in North Wales with her musician husband, trying in vain to avoid the onslaught of their children and grandchildren. She is a retired government officer and she graduated from the Open University with a First Class Honours degree. Two of the modules included in the degree were Creative Writing and Advanced Creative Writing. She obtained a distinction in both. She has had several poems and short stories published. She also writes song lyrics, mainly political satire, set to traditional melodies. These have been performed by her husband in folk clubs throughout England and Wales. She loves her family and friends, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Shakespeare and cats.