CHRISTINE BURNS LIVES in Manchester, England. For many years she was a professional IT and business consultant, working for a range of companies from global corporations to her own one-woman business. Her clients ranged from blue chip household name corporations to small businesses. She then consciously switched careers and built a second reputation as an equalities expert, in the course of which she was awarded an MBE by the Queen. Her interests range widely. Apart from being a published writer and poet, she has been a prolific blogger and podcast maker, a keen photographer and also likes to cycle for pleasure. Her publications have included the deeply technical and the mischievously trivial.